Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 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.

GMZ005-252030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE PERSIST OVER MUCH OF THE
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC...WITH THE AXIS OF THE HIGH PRESSURE
STRETCHING ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH AT LEAST
THURSDAY. THIS FEATURE WILL MAINTAIN FRESH EAST BREEZES ACROSS
FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 22...

71 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
47 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
29 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
33 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
14 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-252030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-252030-
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-
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-252030-
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-
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-252030-
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-
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-252030-
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-
1014 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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