Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 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.

GMZ005-300830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE WESTERN EXTENT OF AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BE LOCATED OVER THE BAHAMAS OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY. THIS RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 28TH...

56 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
40 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-300830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-300830-
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-
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS
THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-044-300830-
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-
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-300830-
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-
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.OVERNIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-300830-
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-
1030 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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