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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 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.

GMZ005-302130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...BROAD HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST OF THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THIS AFTERNOON. A FEW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. A WEAK FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL
APPROACH THE KEYS TONIGHT BUT WASH OUT TO THE NORTH OF THE KEYS ON
FRIDAY. A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE A TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO SUNDAY EVENING.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH THIRTIETH...

38 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
47 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-302130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY IN THE
EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS, THEN BECOMING SOUTH
TO SOUTHWEST NEAR 5 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...WIND VARIABLE LESS THAN 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-302130-
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-
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST
NEAR 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTHEAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH 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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GMZ042>044-302130-
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-
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING
EAST LATE IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-302130-
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-
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-302130-
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-
125 PM EDT THU MAR 30 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING WEST NEAR 5 KNOTS
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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