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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 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.

GMZ005-222030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES TONIGHT...THEN EXPAND AND PERSIST ACROSS THE WESTERN NORTH
ATLANTIC SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 22...

71 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
47 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
29 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
33 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
14 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-222030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
LATE.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-222030-
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-
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...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 LATE.
.TONIGHT...WINDS EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-222030-
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-
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...WINDS EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS
AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-222030-
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-
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-222030-
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-
1021 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...WINDS NORTHEAST TO EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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