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

GMZ005-280830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PERSIST OVER THE EAST
COAST STATES AND WESTERN ATLANTIC. THIS RIDGE WILL SLIDE EASTWARD BY
FRIDAY.

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

73 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
48 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
25 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
20 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
15 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1030 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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 MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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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 MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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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 MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-280830-
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 MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS EARLY...BECOMING ISOLATED.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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