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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 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.

GMZ005-251430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL EXPAND AND INTENSIFY OVER
THE SUBTROPICAL NORTH ATLANTIC...FLORIDA PENINSULA...AND EASTERN GULF
OF MEXICO TODAY AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN FRESHENING NORTHEAST
TO EAST BREEZES ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS. THE HIGH PRESSURE
AREA THEN WILL WEAKEN GRADUALLY...AND MOVE NORTHWARD THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. A LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL DEVELOP OVER THE ATLANTIC EAST OF
FLORIDA...AND MOVE NORTHWESTWARD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...AS A WEAKER
PRESSURE PATTERN AND LIGHTER BREEZES DEVELOP ACROSS THE FLORIDA
KEYS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 21...

20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
23 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
27 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
12 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-251430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-251430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...
BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-251430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

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

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY THIS AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-251430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4
TO 5 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-251430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND
GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET
THIS AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER



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