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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

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.

GMZ005-241430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD ACROSS THE SUBTROPICAL
NORTH ATLANTIC...FLORIDA PENINSULA...AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO TODAY
AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN FRESHENING NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES
ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS. THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL
WEAKEN AND MOVE NORTHWARD FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 21...

20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
23 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
27 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
12 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 BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH
EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-241430-
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-
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.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 NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-241430-
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-
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING
TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH EARLY...BECOMING A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY 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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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-
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET EARLY...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-241430-
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-
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS EARLY...
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER


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