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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 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.

GMZ005-282030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MIGRATE WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
ACROSS THE FLORIDA STRAITS AND ACROSS THE KEYS BY TONIGHT. THIS
SYSTEM WILL THEN CONTINUE TO MOVE FURTHER NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE
SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST 27...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-282030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...BECOMING EAST NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-282030-
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-
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...BECOMING EAST NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH 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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GMZ042>044-282030-
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-
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...BECOMING EAST NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-282030-
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-
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4
TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-282030-
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-
1029 AM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO
3 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH
WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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