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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 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.

GMZ005-300230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...BROAD HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE FLORIDA
KEYS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. A WEAK FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL APPROACH
THE KEYS THURSDAY NIGHT BUT WASH OUT TO THE NORTH OF THE KEYS ON
FRIDAY. A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE ANOTHER RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH TWENTY-EIGHTH...

47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 7 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 9 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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GMZ031-300230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS ENDING EARLY.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING VARIABLE.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-300230-
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-
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS ENDING EARLY.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-300230-
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-
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS ENDING EARLY.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH 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.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-300230-
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-
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-300230-
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-
434 PM EDT WED MAR 29 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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