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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 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.

GMZ005-240230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 22...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-240230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TONIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-240230-
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-
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TONIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 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 ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TONIGHT...MAINLY EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-240230-
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-
427 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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