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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 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.

GMZ005-301430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK UNDULATIONS IN THE HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS CENTRAL
FLORIDA WILL PASS ACROSS THE KEYS AREA SUNDAY THROUGH MIDWEEK. EAST
TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL INCREASE GRADUALLY ON SUNDAY...THEN PEAK
AND LULL THROUGH THURSDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED ON
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY AHEAD OF A SWATH OF TROPICAL MOISTURE
ARRIVING MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 30TH...

20 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.
 7 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION BASED ON DATA FROM THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC
OFFICE.

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GMZ031-301430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-301430-
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-
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-301430-
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-
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-301430-
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-
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-301430-
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-
419 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...BECOMING SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS
HIGHER IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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