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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1040 AM EDT THU AUG 27 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.

GMZ005-272030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1040 AM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SHIFT NORTHWARD
TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. MEANWHILE...TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS
EXPECTED TO MIGRATE WEST NORTHWEST AWAY FROM THE LEEWARD
ISLANDS...TOWARDS PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. ERIKA IS
ANTICIPATED TO MOVE NORTHWEST INTO THE BAHAMAS THIS WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 26...

21 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.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-272030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1040 AM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-272030-
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-
1040 AM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-272030-
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 AUG 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING MOSTLY
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-272030-
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 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-
1040 AM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-272030-
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 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 AUG 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-272030-
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 AUG 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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