Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS52 KKEY 222037
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

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.

GMZ005-230230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE COMBINATION OF A CONTINENTAL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM
CENTERED OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES AND TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE
NEAR THE YUCATAN PENINSULA WILL MAINTAIN A RICH VEIN OF TROPICAL
MOISTURE INTO THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. A NEARLY
STATIONARY FRONTAL ZONE JUST NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS WILL PROVIDE
THE FOCUS FOR SEVERAL EPISODES OF HEAVY RAIN OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA
DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE FRONTAL ZONE WILL MERGE WITH A TROPICAL
LOW PRESSURE AREA IN THE VICINITY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS FRIDAY THROUGH
SATURDAY...RESULTING IN FRESHENING NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES ACROSS
ALL FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

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

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

GMZ031-230230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-035-230230-
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-
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-230230-
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-
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-230230-
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-
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. PERIODS OF
RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ033-034-230230-
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-
437 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. PERIODS OF RAIN AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. RAIN LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$






USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.