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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1014 AM EST SAT FEB 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.

GMZ005-252115-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1014 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ENVELOP THE KEYS AREA
THROUGH SUNDAY CREATING PLEASANT BOATING CONDITIONS. A WEAK
FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL APPROACH THE ISLAND CHAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 25TH...

45 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
14 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
12 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
12 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-252115-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1014 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-252115-
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-
1014 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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 EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-252115-
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 EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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