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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 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.

GMZ005-271430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP A FEW HUNDRED MILES EAST OF
ABACO ISLAND TODAY AND GRADUALLY MOVE NORTHWESTWARD...REACHING THE
SOUTH CAROLINA BY SUNDAY...BEFORE MOVING LITTLE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY. AS A RESULT...A WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
ALL KEYS WATERS BY TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE MEMORIAL DAY
WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 26...

20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
17 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
15 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
16 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
18 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
18 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
12 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 9 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-271430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-271430-
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-
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY 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.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST 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>044-271430-
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-
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

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

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GMZ052>055-072>075-271430-
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-
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-271430-
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-
444 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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