Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

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.

GMZ005-050330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LYING ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA
WILL DROP SLOWLY SOUTHEAST...AND RETREAT INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ON
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. THEREAFTER...ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL TRACK THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH 4...

47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
32 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
12 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
15 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-050330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-050330-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-050330-
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-
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-050330-
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-
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-050330-
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-
420 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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