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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

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.

GMZ005-070230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD ACROSS THE
FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY 5TH...

28 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
22 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 3 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-070230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
NOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-070230-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
NOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ035-070230-
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET...EXCEPT 4 FEET WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-070230-
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-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
THIS EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY
NOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...BUILDING TO 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ044-070230-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-053-072-073-070230-
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 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-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO NORTH
THIS EVENING. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ054-055-074-075-070230-
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 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-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS LATE.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-070230-
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-
416 PM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TONIGHT...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.
.MONDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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