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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

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.

GMZ005-220930-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A ridge of high pressure will extend from the western
Atlantic across the southeastern United States tonight through
Friday, then slowly weaken Friday night through Sunday. This
ridge will gradually shift south down the Florida Peninsula
Sunday night through Monday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of
February 17...

31 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light, on Loggerhead Key.
10 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light, off the Marquesas Keys.
 3 NM South of Sand Key Light, off Key West.
 7 NM South of Looe Key, off Big Pine Key.
 9 NM South of Sombrero Key Light, off Marathon.
13 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light, off Islamorada.
12 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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GMZ031-220930-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...East winds near 15 knots. Bay waters
a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to
moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay
waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Isolated showers.

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GMZ032-035-220930-
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-
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3
feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1
to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.

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GMZ042>044-220930-
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-
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...East winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Nearshore waters rough. Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Nearshore
waters rough. Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.
Nearshore waters rough. Isolated showers.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4
feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.


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GMZ052>055-072>075-220930-
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-
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Scattered showers.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 7
feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3
feet. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ033-034-220930-
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-
1032 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Isolated showers.
.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4
feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1
to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Isolated showers.

$$

CLR


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