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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 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.

GMZ005-270230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY EXPAND AND
INTENSIFY ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND ADJACENT GULF
AND ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 25TH...

47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
20 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
26 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
30 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 6 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-270230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-035-270230-
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-
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-270230-
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-
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-270230-
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-
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ033-034-270230-
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-
428 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 4 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

BWC


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