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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 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.

GMZ005-040830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA OVERNIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. AS A RESULT...
MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY THIRD...

13 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
17 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 5 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 8 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 8 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
13 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-040830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-040830-
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-
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-040830-
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-
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-040830-
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-
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

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

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GMZ033-034-040830-
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-
1031 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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