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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 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.

GMZ005-251430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD GRADUALLY OVER THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA FROM TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL
22...

35 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
29 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
29 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
36 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 3 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-251430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION OVER EASTERN FLORIDA BAY
LATE THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
OVER EASTERN FLORIDA BAY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY OVER EASTERN FLORIDA BAY THIS
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO
NORTHWEST TO NORTH NEAR 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING
NORTHEAST EARLY IN THE MORNING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-251430-
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-
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-251430-
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-
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FROM MOLASSES REEF
NORTHWARD LATE THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS FROM MOLASSES REEF NORTHWARD LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH NEAR
5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT, THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST EARLY IN
THE MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-251430-
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-
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-251430-
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-
434 AM EDT TUE APR 25 2017

.TODAY...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
TO SOUTHEAST EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER


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