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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 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.

GMZ005-052130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE EXTENDING ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
FLORIDA WILL SLIDE SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN
TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL STALL ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA ON
FRIDAY...WHILE A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EASTWARD INTO THE
SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC SATURDAY
THROUGH MONDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH 4...

47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
32 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
15 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-052130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-052130-
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-
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-052130-
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-
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-052130-
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-
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-052130-
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-
1030 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST
AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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