Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

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.

GMZ005-270830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA OVERNIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY NIGHT. MODERATE TO
OCCASIONALLY FRESH EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 26TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-270830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-270830-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE 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-
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-270830-
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-
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ044-270830-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...THEN
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-270830-
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-
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-270830-
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-
1028 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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