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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 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.

GMZ005-292030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OFF THE NORTHWESTERN CUBAN COAST
WILL CONTINUE MOVING WEST NORTHWESTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST GULF OF
MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...THEN NORTHWESTWARD TO
NORTHWARD FROM LATE TONIGHT 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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GMZ031-292030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-292030-
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-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

$$

GMZ042-292030-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 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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GMZ043-044-292030-
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-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
TO SOUTH. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-072-292030-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ053>055-073>075-292030-
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 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-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-292030-
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-
1044 AM EDT MON AUG 29 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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