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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 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.

GMZ005-270330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH
THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN LATE
TONIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT THEN SHIFT
SOUTHWARD TUESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 25TH...

45 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
14 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 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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GMZ031-270330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST WINDS
AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-270330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-270330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-270330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-270330-
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-
428 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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