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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

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.

GMZ005-252045-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A BROAD TROUGH OVER FLORIDA WILL LIFT OUT TO THE
NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON WHILE A SURFACE RIDGE REMAINS NEAR CUBA.
THEREAFTER...A BROAD AND WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN SHOULD SET UP
ACROSS KEYS COASTAL WATERS INTO THIS WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY TWENTY
THIRD...

39 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
31 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
28 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
20 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
14 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
8 NM SOUTHEAST
OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF
MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF
LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-252045-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY
EARLY...THEN TURNING WEST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS HIGHER
AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING VARIABLE 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
BECOMING MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-252045-
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-
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY...THEN TURNING WEST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO
ROUGH...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER
NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY 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.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-252045-
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-
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY EARLY...
THEN TURNING WEST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO
ROUGH...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER
NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING VARIABLE 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-252045-
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-
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...THEN TURNING
WEST TO NORTHWEST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING VARIABLE 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...WINDS BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-252045-
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-
1040 AM EDT THU MAY 25 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...MOSTLY SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...THEN
TURNING WEST AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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