Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

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.

GMZ005-250330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN LOUISIANA WILL SHIFT
SOUTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON...REACHING THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO OVERNIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE THIS
EVENING. A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH
THURSDAY NIGHT. FRESHENING BREEZES EXPECTED AGAIN FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JANUARY TWENTY FOURTH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-250330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH TO NORTHEAST IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-250330-
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-
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTH TO NORTHEAST LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-250330-
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-
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-250330-
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-
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL SWELLS SUBSIDE...

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTH TO
NORTHEAST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ033-034-250330-
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-
443 PM EST TUE JAN 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL SWELLS SUBSIDE...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST
LATE IN THE NIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING
WEST TO NORTHWEST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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