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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 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.

GMZ005-260330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ENVELOP THE KEYS AREA
THROUGH SUNDAY. A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL APPROACH THE ISLAND
CHAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 25TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-260330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...MOSTLY WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND INCREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-260330-
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-
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT...BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-260330-
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-
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST TO NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-260330-
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-
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET...THEN 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT... EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-260330-
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-
426 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTH
TO NORTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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