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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 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.

GMZ005-282030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...FRESH TO STRONG BREEZES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY FRESH BREEZES WILL THEN PREVAIL
FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THE WEEKEND. MODERATE BREEZES ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH 27...

40 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
24 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-282030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-282030-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ035-282030-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-282030-
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-
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ044-282030-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1031 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-282030-
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 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET LATE.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-282030-
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 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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BWC/DAF



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