Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

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.

GMZ005-290830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE WILL EXPAND ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA THROUGH FRIDAY...RESULTING IN FRESHENING EASTERLY BREEZES
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. BREEZES MAY SLACKEN ON MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT.

THE GULF STREAM INFORMATION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

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GMZ031-290830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THOUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-290830-
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-
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-290830-
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-
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-290830-
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-
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.OVERNIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-290830-
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-
1028 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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