Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 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.

GMZ005-250230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE CAROLINA COAST THROUGH THURSDAY. FRESH EASTERLY BREEZES WILL
PREVAIL ACROSS ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY TWENTY-SECOND...

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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GMZ031-250230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-250230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-250230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-250230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-250230-
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-
417 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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BWC


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