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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 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.

GMZ005-050230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS OUR ENTIRE REGION LATE THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER IN
AND NEAR INCREASING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...SOME OF WHICH MAY BE
STRONG. MEANWHILE...A COLD FRONT IN THE SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO WILL
PUSH THROUGH OUR AREA OVERNIGHT. THEREAFTER...A HIGH PRESSURE AREA
WILL MIGRATE EASTWARD...FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO INTO THE WESTERN
NORTH ATLANTIC.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 3...

23 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
24 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
20 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-050230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING VERY
ROUGH. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST NEAR 5
KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING MOSTLY SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING
NORTH. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-050230-
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-
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF MARQUESAS. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF MARQUESAS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF MARQUESAS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
DECREASING TO AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...SHIFTING NORTHEAST.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-050230-
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-
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS
EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF MARQUESAS. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SEAS HIGHER WEST OF
MARQUESAS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...SHIFTING
NORTH TO NORTHEAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-050230-
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-
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST NEAR
20 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 4 TO 6 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
THIS EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 T0 2O KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...SHIFTING
NORTHEAST TO EAST. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

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GMZ033-034-050230-
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-
430 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
WEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST
OVERNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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