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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 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.

GMZ005-270230-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...The axis of high pressure cell centered over the
north Atlantic will to near the Florida Peninsula through the
weekend.

The approximate shoreward edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of
July 25th, 2017,

15 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
20 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
19 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
14 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
10 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 6 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 3 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream information courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic
Office.

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GMZ031-270230-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5
to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...South to southwest winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ032-035-270230-
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-
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...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.
.FRIDAY...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west in the
afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5
to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...South to southwest 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>044-270230-
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-
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5
to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...South to southwest 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>075-270230-
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-
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2
to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5
to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...South to southwest winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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GMZ033-034-270230-
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-
422 PM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 knots...becoming east. Seas around
2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots...becoming southeast
to south. Seas 1 foot or less. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Southwest winds near 5 knots becoming west to
northwest in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5
to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...South to southwest winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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BWC


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