Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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.

GMZ005-030330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL HEAD EASTWARD OVER
THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THIS EVENING. THE NEXT AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD AND ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST TUESDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH 2...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
33 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 8 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
13 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 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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GMZ031-030330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-030330-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-030330-
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-
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-030330-
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-
421 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER


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