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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 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.

GMZ005-260230-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Weak high pressure will remain over the Florida Keys
through most of the work week, keeping breezes variable in
direction and gentle to light.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of September
23, 2017,

 9 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
 2 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
Less than 1 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
 2 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
 2 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 3 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 3 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

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GMZ031-260230-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming northwest late
in the night. Bay waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ032-035-260230-
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-
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ042>044-260230-
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-
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-260230-
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-
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet,
except 3 to 5 feet feet due to northeast swells offshore Ocean
Reef to Craig Key. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
to 3 feet, except 3 to 5 feet feet due to northeast swells
offshore Ocean Reef to Craig Key. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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GMZ033-034-260230-
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-
448 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

.TONIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...Variable winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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