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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 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.

GMZ005-290830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...MODERATE TO FRESH BREEZES WILL PREVAIL TONIGHT THROUGH
THE REST OF THIS WEEKEND. THEN...GENTLE TO MODERATE BREEZES ARE
EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH 27...

40 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
24 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 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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GMZ031-290830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP EARLY...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-290830-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO NORTHEAST
TO EAST NEAR 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ035-290830-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-290830-
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-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ044-290830-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-290830-
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-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
4 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-290830-
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-
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3
FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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