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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 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.

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Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...High surface pressure will extend across north
central Florida through Saturday, then retreat eastward Saturday
night and Sunday. A cold front will slowly move southward through
North Florida Sunday night through Tuesday, stalling over north
central Florida Tuesday night.

The approximate shoreward edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of
June twenty-second,

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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Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...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. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

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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-
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...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.
.TUESDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot
or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
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-
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots, increasing to 15
to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop,
becoming choppy. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Nearshore waters a 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 1 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East 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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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-
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots...increasing to
near 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, building to 4 to 7 feet.
Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East winds decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas subsiding
to 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...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. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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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-
419 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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