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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

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.

GMZ005-260230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH WILL DROP SOUTHEASTWARD AND DISSIPATE IN OUR
AREA TONIGHT. MEANWHILE...A RIDGE WILL LIFT NORTHWARD AND RESULT
IN A BROAD AND WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN ACROSS KEYS COASTAL WATERS
THIS WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY TWENTY
THIRD...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-260230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
VARIABLE AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-260230-
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-
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
VARIABLE AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN
AND NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-260230-
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-
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN
AND NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-260230-
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-
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

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

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GMZ033-034-260230-
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-
427 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
VARIABLE AND DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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