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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys...Corrected
National Weather Service Key West FL
1107 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

Corrected header for Hawk Channel

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.

GMZ005-242130-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1025 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.SYNOPSIS...High surface pressure stretching from the Western
Atlantic to Georgia will slowly shift southward down the Florida
peninsula this afternoon through Sunday night before retreating
eastward during Monday. A weak pressure gradient will remain in
place just north of the Keys Monday Night through Wednesday.

Gulf Stream data is temporarily unavailable.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic
Office.

$$

GMZ031-242130-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1025 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East to southeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing
to 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop, becoming a light
to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots.
Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop.

$$

GMZ032-035-242130-
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-
1025 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East to southeast winds near 15 knots,
decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, subsiding to
around 1 foot late. Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming a
light to moderate chop late. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Isolated showers.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot
or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.

$$

GMZ042>044-242130-
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-
1025 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...

.THIS AFTERNOON...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots,
decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, subsiding to 1 to
3 feet late. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming a moderate chop
late. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-242130-
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-
1025 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.THIS AFTERNOON...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
4 to 6 feet. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to
6 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet.

$$

GMZ033-034-242130-
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-
1025 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.THIS AFTERNOON...East to southeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing
to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas building to
2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Isolated showers.
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot
or less.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet.

$$

MCLOVIN/FUTTERMAN



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