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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
432 PM EDT TUE APR 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.

GMZ005-260245-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
432 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL
25...

47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
20 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
26 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
30 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-260245-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
432 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-260245-
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-
432 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
432 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...EXCEPT FROM CRAIG KEY TO
OCEAN REEF NEAR 15 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING MOSTLY SOUTHEAST NEAR 5
KNOTS OVERNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. 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-
432 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST AND
DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-260245-
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-
432 PM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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BWC



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