Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 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.

GMZ005-291430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK SURFACE RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS
WATERS AND LINGER THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. CALM TO LIGHT
BREEZES WILL BE OBSERVED THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 27TH...

56 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
40 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
14 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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GMZ031-291430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-291430-
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-
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-291430-
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-
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-291430-
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-
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-291430-
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-
433 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING VARIABLE.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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