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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 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.

GMZ005-200245-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Relatively dry air with light winds over the area
will persist through Wednesday. Northeasterly winds and a more
unsettled pattern will develop beginning Wednesday night and
persist through the end of the week.

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GMZ031-200245-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds near 5 knots early in the morning
becoming variable less than 5 knots, then becoming southwest near
5 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast to south winds near 5 knots until
early morning becoming variable less than 5 knots. Bay waters
smooth.
.THURSDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to
moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots in the morning becoming
variable less than 5 knots, then becoming southwest to west near
5 knots late in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to a light chop.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South to southwest winds near 5 knots becoming
west early in the morning. Bay waters smooth. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ032-035-200245-
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-
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...West to northwest winds near 5 knots becoming south to
southwest after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters
smooth.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest to west winds near 5 knots early in the
morning becoming variable less than 5 knots, then becoming
northwest to north near 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds near 5 knots becoming east to
southeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Northeast to east winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds near 5 knots becoming southeast
early in the morning. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters
smooth. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ042>044-200245-
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-
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south
to southwest in the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest to west winds near 5 knots early in the
morning becoming variable less than 5 knots, then becoming north
to northeast near 5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 5 knots becoming
east to southeast in the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 foot
or less. Nearshore waters smooth.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds near 5 knots becoming southeast in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore
waters smooth. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ053>055-073>075-200245-
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 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-
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east
late in the evening, then becoming south after midnight. Seas
1 to 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest to west winds near 5 knots early in the
morning becoming variable less than 5 knots, then becoming
northeast near 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ033-034-200245-
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-
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after
midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest to west winds near 5 knots becoming
northwest in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North winds near 5 knots becoming southeast in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds near 5 knots becoming
east in the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming
east after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ052-072-200245-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
436 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TONIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south to southwest
in the late evening and overnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY...Southwest to west winds near 5 knots in the morning
becoming variable less than 5 knots, then becoming north near
5 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Isolated showers.
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 5 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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