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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 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.

GMZ005-281430-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A weak surface ridge will extend into Bahamas
today. A ridge of high pressure will exit the eastern United
States tomorrow afternoon, resulting in freshening breezes from
the east to southeast.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
June 27, 2017...

60 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light, on Loggerhead Key.
38 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light, off the Marquesas Keys.
30 NM South of Sand Key Light, off Key West.
22 NM South of Looe Key, off Big Pine Key.
20 NM South of Sombrero Key Light, off Marathon.
14 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light, off Islamorada.
10 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light, off Key Largo.
 8 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light, off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic
Office.

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GMZ031-281430-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ032-035-281430-
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-
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas
building to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY 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.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY 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.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots.
Seas around 1 foot. 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-
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas
building to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a light to
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore
waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2
to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-281430-
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-
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds increasing to near 15 knots. Seas
building to 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
building to 4 to 6 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas
subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas building to 3 to
5 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ033-034-281430-
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-
435 AM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas
building to 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2
to 3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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