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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
431 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

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.

GMZ005-291430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
431 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE STRETCHING OVER
GEORGIA TODAY WILL LIFT NORTHWARD TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. AS A
RESULT...FRESH TO STRONG EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PERSIST
ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS THROUGH AT LEAST
SUNDAY NIGHT.


THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 28TH...

54 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
27 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
18 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
26 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-291430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
431 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-291430-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE 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 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-291430-
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-
431 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-291430-
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-
431 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-291430-
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 AM EDT SAT APR 29 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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