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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 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.

GMZ005-011530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE SWIFTLY INTO
THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC TODAY...WHILE ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD AND INTO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST MONDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

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

50 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
22 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 4 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 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.

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GMZ031-011530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ042>044-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

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

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GMZ033-034-011530-
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-
430 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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