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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 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.

GMZ005-272030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM STILL PERSISTS OVER THE
EAST COAST STATES AND WESTERN ATLANTIC. THE RESULT IS CONTINUING
FRESH BREEZES...WITH PEAKS AND LULLS...ACROSS THE KEYS AREA THROUGH
AT LEAST THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE WILL REPOSITION MORE TO THE EAST
BY FRIDAY WITH GRADUALLY DECREASING WINDS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 27...

73 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
48 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
25 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
20 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
15 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-272030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-272030-
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-
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-272030-
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-
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.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 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-272030-
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-
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-272030-
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-
1013 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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BWC


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