Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 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.

GMZ005-240830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE NEAR THE COAST OF VIRGINIA WILL
ENTER THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN OVERNIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS SUNDAY THROUGH AT
LEAST THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY TWENTY-SECOND...

71 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
47 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
29 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
33 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
16 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
14 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-240830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS CHOPPY
TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-240830-
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-
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-044-240830-
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-
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-240830-
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-
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS
4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-240830-
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-
1030 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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