Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 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.

GMZ005-280830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED JUST NORTH OF THE NORTH
CENTRAL COAST OF CUBA TONIGHT WILL MIGRATE WEST NORTHWESTWARD
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...PASSING THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS BY
SUNDAY NIGHT. THEREAFTER...THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHWEST INTO THE
GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
AUGUST 27...

 4 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 2 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 6 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
10 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 8 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-280830-
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-
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN
AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...TURNING EAST TO SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND
NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-280830-
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-
1030 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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