Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Key West, FL

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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

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.

GMZ005-011530-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

.SYNOPSIS...A weak area of high pressure will slowly slide
eastward off the Southeast Coast over the next several days.
Gentle to moderate north to northeast breezes will veer to the
northeast to east through Wednesday and slacken. Gentle northeast
to east breezes will prevail from Wednesday night through Sunday.

Gulf Stream Information is not available at this time.

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GMZ031-011530-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

.TODAY...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots.
Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.

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GMZ032-035-011530-
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-
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

.TODAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near
10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop, becoming a light chop.
.TONIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, becoming
northeast and decreasing to 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet,
subsiding to around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop,
becoming smooth to a light chop.
.THURSDAY...North to northeast winds near 10 knots, decreasing to
5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters a light chop, becoming smooth to a light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots,
increasing to near 10 knots late. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters smooth to a light chop, becoming a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ042>044-011530-
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-
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

.TODAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, becoming north
to northeast and decreasing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop, becoming smooth to a
light chop.
.THURSDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet, subsiding to around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a
light chop.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots,
increasing to near 10 knots after midnight. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop, becoming a light chop.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots, decreasing
to 5 to 10 knots. Seas subsiding to around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters a light chop, becoming smooth to a light chop. Isolated
showers.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-011530-
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-
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

.TODAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3
feet. Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to
near 10 knots. Seas subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.THURSDAY...North to northeast winds near 10 knots, increasing to 10
to 15 knots late. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.

$$

GMZ033-034-011530-
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-
418 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

.TODAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to
near 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet, subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, decreasing to 5
to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds near 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
.SATURDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to
near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds increasing to 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Isolated showers.

$$


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