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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
433 PM EST FRI FEB 24 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.

GMZ005-250330-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
433 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS WILL LIFT
OUT TO THE NORTHEAST SLOWLY TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. A WEAK
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ENVELOP THE KEYS AREA THROUGH SUNDAY
CREATING PLEASANT BOATING CONDITIONS. A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY
APPROACH THE ISLAND CHAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 24TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-250330-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
433 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST
AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-250330-
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-
433 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY 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>044-250330-
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 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-250330-
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 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-250330-
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 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.
.SATURDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 10 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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