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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 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.

GMZ005-250830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE EAST OF THE MID ATLANTIC
STATES WILL MOVE SLOWLY SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH SATURDAY.
THEREAFTER...ANOTHER RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES BEFORE WEAKENING NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH TWENTY-FOURTH...

42 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-250830-
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-
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-250830-
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-
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY TO ROUGH LATE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

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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-
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 10
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-250830-
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-
1023 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.

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