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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
431 PM EST FRI FEB 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.

GMZ005-280330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXPAND SOUTHWARD IN ACROSS KEYS
WATERS AS A LARGE HIGH MOVES INTO EASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY AND
INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC BY SUNDAY. THIS WILL FRESHEN NORTHEAST
BREEZES TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE WILL BE
REINFORCED BY ANOTHER STRONG HIGH DIVING INTO THE MIDWEST EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF FEBRUARY
26...

50 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
22 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 4 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 1 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-280330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST
TO EAST AND INCREASING TO 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-280330-
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-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WIND...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-280330-
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-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST
TO EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO  SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ044-280330-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.


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GMZ052-053-072-073-280330-
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-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-280330-
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-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WIND...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.


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GMZ033-034-280330-
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-
431 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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