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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 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.

GMZ005-032030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD AND WEAK RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA
AS IT DRIFTS SOUTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON. THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL BE
NEAR THE FLORIDA KEYS FRIDAY THROUGH LABOR DAY. LIGHT TO GENTLE
BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS MOST OF THE FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...WITH THE PRESENCE OF ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER
2...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-032030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-032030-
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-
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-032030-
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-
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-032030-
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-
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-032030-
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-
1026 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WINDS BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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