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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 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.

GMZ005-271430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 26TH...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-271430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-271430-
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-
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042-043-271430-
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-
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ044-271430-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO THE REEF-
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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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-
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-271430-
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-
751 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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