Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

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.

GMZ005-301430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE
CAROLINAS THROUGH SUNDAY...BEFORE SHIFTING SOUTHWARD SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MAY STRENGTHEN SOUTH OF THE FLORIDA
KEYS TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY 29TH...

42 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
50 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
51 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
51 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
45 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
31 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
22 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
14 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-301430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-301430-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-301430-
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-
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED 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-
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-301430-
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-
438 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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