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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 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.

GMZ005-260830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO PEAK IN INTENSITY
OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST OVERNIGHT. THE HIGH WILL WEAKEN GRADUALLY
AND MOVE NORTHWARD THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AREA
WILL DEVELOP OVER THE ATLANTIC EAST OF FLORIDA...AND MOVE TOWARDS
THE
SOUTHEAST COAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. A WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN AND
LIGHTER BREEZES ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 21...

20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
23 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
27 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
12 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-260830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-260830-
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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND 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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4
TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-260830-
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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NORTH...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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