Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 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.

GMZ005-280830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS OVERNIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY. A SURFACE TROUGH WILL DECELERATE NORTH OF THE FLORIDA
KEYS FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH TWENTY-SIXTH...

59 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
13 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
11 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
13 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.
10 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-
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...VARAIBLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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GMZ032-035-280830-
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-
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
LESS THAN 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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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-
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 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...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

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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-
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS . SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-280830-
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-
1022 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET.

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