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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 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.

GMZ005-310830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE
FLORIDA KEYS OVERNIGHT AND FRIDAY...BEFORE SLOWLY LIFTING NORTHWARD
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY 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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GMZ031-310830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-310830-
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-
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-044-310830-
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-
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-310830-
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-
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-310830-
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-
1030 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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