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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 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.

GMZ005-271430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A FEEBLE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY RESULTING
IN FRESHENING EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY 26TH...

30 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
29 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
22 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
15 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 9 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 6 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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GMZ031-271430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-271430-
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-
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-271430-
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-
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...MAINLY SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-271430-
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-
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
NORTHEAST TO EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-271430-
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-
430 AM EDT SAT MAY 27 2017

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO
NEAR 5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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