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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 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.

GMZ005-261430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE GRADUALLY WILL EXPAND AND
INTENSIFY ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND ADJACENT GULF
AND ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS FROM TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS
EVOLUTION WILL LEAD TO FRESHENING EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES AND
BUILDING SEAS ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH FRESH TO STRONG BREEZES LIKELY
PERSISTING ON SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL
25...

47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
25 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
20 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
26 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
30 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 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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GMZ031-261430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-261430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-261430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-261430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET...EXCEPT SOUTHEAST OF THE UPPER KEYS REEF TRACT...SEAS AS
HIGH AS 5 FEET DUE TO NORTH SWELLS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING EAST LATE IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO 9 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25
KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-261430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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KASPER



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