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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

CORRECTED HAWK CHANNEL SPLIT

FLORIDA BAY...HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA
FROM OCEAN REEF TO SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS...AND THE EXTREME
SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL
MARINE SANCTUARY

SEAS ARE GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.

GMZ005-242030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. LIGHT TO GENTLE
BREEZES WILL PREVAIL TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 22...

 5 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
LESS THAN 1 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS
KEYS.
 2 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 4 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-242030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF RAIN WITH
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-242030-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF RAIN
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ035-242030-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING
5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ044-242030-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
AROUND 1 FOOT LATE. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. AREAS OF RAIN AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.



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GMZ042-043-242030-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE OUT
TO THE REEF-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. AREAS OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-242030-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
AREAS OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-242030-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
HALFMOON SHOAL OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
TORTUGAS 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET LATE. AREAS OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-242030-
GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT
AND BEYOND 5 FATHOMS-
GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL-
1154 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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