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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

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.

GMZ005-290430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS...TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER HISPANIOLA
THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...AND BE NEAR THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS OR
EASTERN CUBA ON SATURDAY. THE LATEST FORECAST FOR ERIKA TAKES THE
SYSTEM ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA...POSSIBLY REACHING THE
FLORIDA STRAITS SUNDAY AFTERNOON...IF IT KEEPS ITS CYCLONIC
CHARACTERISTICS. MARINERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST
ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL SYSTEM ERIKA FOR THE LIKELIHOOD OF CHANGES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 27...

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-290430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUST TO 35 KNOTS IN THE EVENING. BAY
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS
NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-290430-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS
20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS IN THE EVENING.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ042>044-290430-
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-
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS BY THE AFTERNOON. SEAS BUILDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-290430-
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-
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
TO AROUND 40 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...BUILDING TO
6 TO 8 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-290430-
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-
711 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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