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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

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.

GMZ005-300830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.SYNOPSIS...GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS AS HIGH PRESSURE
PERSISTS OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC. REINFORCING HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EMERGE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST ON SATURDAY...FRESHENING WINDS OUT OF
THE EAST...WHICH MAY RESULT IN CAUTIONARY HEADLINES FOR THE LATTER
HALF OF THE WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM...AS OF APRIL
28TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-300830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-300830-
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-
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-300830-
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-
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-300830-
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-
1018 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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