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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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.

GMZ005-030830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT EASTWARD OVERNIGHT AND TUESDAY. AS A
RESULT...LIGHTER BREEZES WILL DEVELOP ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL
WATERS. A TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WEDNESDAY...
RESULTING IN INCREASING COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. A
WEAK...LATE-SEASON FRONTAL PASSAGE LOOKS INCREASINGLY LIKELY IN THE
FLORIDA KEYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY. BREEZES ARE FORECAST
TO SHIFT OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AND FRESHEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 28...

14 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
18 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
18 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
17 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 8 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-030830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-030830-
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-
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-030830-
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-
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND 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. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-030830-
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-
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVERNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ033-034-030830-
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-
1012 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST
TO NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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KASPER/FUTTERMAN



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