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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 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.

GMZ005-302030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS AND SURROUNDING WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...RESULTING
IN LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY GENTLE BREEZES. BREEZES WILL FRESHEN A BIT
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF
ANY, IMPACTS HURRICANE MATTHEW COULD HAVE ON KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH...

18 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
10 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 3 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 8 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION BASED ON THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-302030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-302030-
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-
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-302030-
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-
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-302030-
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-
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-302030-
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-
1024 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.THIS AFTERNOON...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST
TO EAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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