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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 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.

GMZ005-232030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL EXPAND AND PERSIST ACROSS
THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY TWENTY-SECOND...

71 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
47 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
29 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
33 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
14 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-232030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT...BECOMING A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-232030-
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-
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-232030-
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-
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 KNOTS
LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT...INCREASING TO A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-232030-
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-
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-232030-
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-
1022 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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BWC


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