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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 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.

GMZ005-291600-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WEST INTO EASTERN
CUBA TODAY. THE LATEST FORECAST FOR ERIKA TAKES THE SYSTEM ALONG THE
NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA...POSSIBLY REACHING THE FLORIDA STRAITS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...IF IT KEEPS ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. MARINERS SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL SYSTEM ERIKA FOR
THE LIKELIHOOD OF CHANGES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 27...

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-291600-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-291600-
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-
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-291600-
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-
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-291600-
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-
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4
TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-291600-
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-
612 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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