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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 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.

GMZ005-281430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 28...

43 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 6 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 6 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-281430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

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

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GMZ032-035-281430-
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-
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

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

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GMZ042>044-281430-
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-
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-281430-
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-
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-281430-
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-
423 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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BWC


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