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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 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.

GMZ005-021430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTH FLORIDA WILL SLOWLY
LIFT NORTHWARD TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS FLORIDA TUESDAY THROUGH AT LEAST
THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 28TH...

56 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
40 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 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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GMZ031-021430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-021430-
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-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST 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 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-021430-
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-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED 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...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-021430-
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-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-021430-
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-
425 AM EDT SUN AUG 2 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING VARIABLE
NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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