Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 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.

GMZ005-300230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...THE REMNANTS OF ERIKA ARE NORTH OF EASTERN CUBA AND ITS
AXIS IS EXPECTED TO REACH OUR WATERS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. EAST
BREEZES WILL INCREASE TO FRESH TO STRONG...ESPECIALLY NEAR THUNDERSTORMS
AND SQUALLY WEATHER.

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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GMZ031-300230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS LATE.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. SHOWERS BECOMING WIDESPREAD WITH
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 40 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS VERY ROUGH. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY ...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-300230-
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-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. SHOWERS BECOMING
WIDESPREAD WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
VERY ROUGH. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...
DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP LATE. NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-300230-
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-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS
LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS BECOMING WIDESPREAD WITH SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO 40
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...
DECREASING TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ044-300230-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SHOWERS BECOMING WIDESPREAD WITH
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
SOUTH. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-300230-
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-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 40 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS BECOMING WIDESPREAD WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-300230-
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-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SHOWERS BECOMING WIDESPREAD WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-300230-
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-
445 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. SHOWERS BECOMING WIDESPREAD WITH
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTRED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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