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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 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.

GMZ005-281630-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...TROPICAL STORM ERIKA WILL MIGRATE WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
AND OVER THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS
EVENING...BEFORE EMERGING INTO THE OPEN WATERS NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST
TIP OF CUBA SATURDAY MORNING. THE OFFICIAL FORECAST FOR ERIKA TAKES
THE SYSTEM JUST SOUTH OF ANDROS ISLAND SATURDAY NIGHT AND INTO THE
FAR EASTERN STRAITS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WITH THAT
SAID...THERE IS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY ON THE INTENSITY AND
STRUCTURE OF THIS SYSTEM. MARINERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST
ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL SYSTEM ERIKA FOR THE LIKELIHOOD OF CHANGES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 27...

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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GMZ031-281630-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED 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...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
BAY WATERS BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-281630-
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-
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-281630-
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-
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 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...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-281630-
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-
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 25 TO 35 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-281630-
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-
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-281630-
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-
616 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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