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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 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.

GMZ005-272030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...BROAD HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AND
SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES THIS WEEKEND. MEANWHILE...A
TROPICAL WAVE NEAR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS WILL TRACK WEST NORTHWESTWARD
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...PASSING THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS BY
SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHWEST INTO THE GULF OF
MEXICO MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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

 4 NM S OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
 2 NM S OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
 6 NM S OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
10 NM S OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM S OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 8 NM SE OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SE OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM E OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-272030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH IN AND
NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-272030-
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-
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS
HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-272030-
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-
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS
HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-272030-
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-
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-272030-
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-
1024 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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