Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT MON MAR 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.

GMZ005-302030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL
WEAKEN TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS FLORIDA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH 27TH...

40 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
24 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 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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GMZ031-302030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
1030 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
VARIABLE AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS..BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST
NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-302030-
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 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042-043-044-302030-
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 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-302030-
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 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS AND
   SEAS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-302030-
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 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FEET.
.TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.

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