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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 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.

GMZ005-250230-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A high pressure system centered over the western North
Atlantic will govern the weather pattern across the Florida Keys
and adjacent coastal waters from tonight through Wednesday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
June 22, 2017...

65 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
48 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
38 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
26 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
22 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
14 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
10 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 8 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic
Office.

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GMZ031-250230-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming
northeast to east late in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.

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GMZ032-035-250230-
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-
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East 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 5 to 10 knots, becoming north
to northeast late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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GMZ042>044-250230-
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-
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-250230-
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-
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to
6 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4
feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots, becoming
northeast to east in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3
feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2
to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2
to 4 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ033-034-250230-
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-
407 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming north
to northeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming
east to southeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2
to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

$$

Kasper


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