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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 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.

GMZ005-062030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION
GRADUALLY TODAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 5...

28 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
22 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 3 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-062030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-062030-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ035-062030-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...AS HIGH AS 5 FEET WEST OF THE
MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET...AS HIGH AS 4 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042-043-062030-
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-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ044-062030-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...AS HIGH AS 4 FEET WEST OF THE
MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET...AS HIGH AS 4 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-062030-
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 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-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-062030-
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 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-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-062030-
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-
1030 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...THEN 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

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