Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

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.

GMZ005-240830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA
KEYS OVERNIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE SOUTHWARD SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT. A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL PREVAIL TUESDAY AND TUESDAY
NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH TWENTY-THIRD...

42 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-240830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

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GMZ032-035-240830-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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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-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-240830-
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 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 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-
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-
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-240830-
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-
1027 PM EDT THU MAR 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

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MCLOVIN


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