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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 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.

GMZ005-242030-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Weak high pressure will persist for the balance of
this weekend and into next week.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
September 23, 2017,

 9 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
 2 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
 Less than 1 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
 2 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
 2 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 3 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 3 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

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GMZ031-242030-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming
variable. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ032-035-242030-
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-
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast to east winds 5 to knots, becoming
variable. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ042>044-242030-
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-
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming
variable. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-242030-
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-
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet,
except 3 to 5 feet feet due to northeast swells offshore Ocean
Reef to Craig Key. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
to 3 feet, except 3 to 5 feet feet due to northeast swells
offshore Ocean Reef to Craig Key. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, except 3 to 5 feet feet due to northeast
swells offshore Ocean Reef to Craig Key. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ033-034-242030-
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-
1016 AM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming variable.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms
early, becoming isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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