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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 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.

GMZ005-230830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD OVER THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA AND EXTEND ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA OVERNIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A WEAK TROUGH LIKELY WILL APPROACH FLORIDA
KEYS COASTAL WATERS BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. A WEAKER
PRESSURE PATTERN SHOULD BEGIN SETTING IN ACROSS KEYS COASTAL
WATERS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 20...

55 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
50 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
31 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
16 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 7 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST NEAR 5 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
TO SOUTHEAST LATE. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-230830-
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-
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE
MORNING...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP
LATE. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST NEAR 5 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH LATE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2
FEET LATE. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WINDS BECOMING VARIABLE NEAR 10 KNOTS OR LESS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST TO WEST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-230830-
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-
1029 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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