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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 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.

GMZ005-292030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...ERIKA HAS DEGENERATED INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE BETWEEN
CUBA AND HAITI THIS MORNING. EAST BREEZES THIS AFTERNOON ARE EXPECTED
TO TURN NORTHEAST AND FRESHEN TONIGHT...WITH A PERIOD OF STRONG
BREEZES LATER TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER IN
AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 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 BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

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

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GMZ032-035-292030-
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-
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

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

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GMZ042>044-292030-
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-
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.


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GMZ052>055-072>075-292030-
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-
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LIKELY WILL BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING 4 TO
7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND 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-
1027 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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