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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 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.

GMZ005-302030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE REMNANTS OF ERIKA WILL RESULT IN FRESH TO STRONG
BREEZES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR THUNDERSTORMS
AND SQUALLY WEATHER. SEAS WILL SUBSIDE AND BREEZES WILL RELAX MONDAY
AND MONDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A RETURN TO LIGHT EASTERLY BREEZES
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 27...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-302030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH
LATE. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-302030-
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-
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 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>044-302030-
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-
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...
ESPECIALLY IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST 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>075-302030-
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-
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY IN THE EVENING.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-302030-
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-
1034 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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KASPER


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