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
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

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
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure centered near the Delmarva will slide
eastward into the western North Atlantic today and tonight,
resulting in moderate to fresh east to southeast breezes. As the
high slides further eastward and eventually becomes planted east
of Bermuda, an extended period of gentle to moderate east to
southeast breezes are expected for Saturday through Tuesday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream is currently
unavailable.

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GMZ031-011530-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to
near 10 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a
light chop.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10
knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to
moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Bay waters a light to moderate 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-
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, subsiding to around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light chop.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated
showers.
.MONDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 15
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Isolated showers.

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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-
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

.TODAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10
to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop,
becoming a light to moderate chop.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop, becoming a light chop. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
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-
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

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

.TODAY...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to
near 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet, subsiding to 3 to 4 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds increasing to 15 to 20 knots.
Seas 4 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15
knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Isolated
showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3
feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Isolated showers.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4
feet. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4
feet. Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
4 to 5 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-
427 AM EST Fri Mar 1 2024

.TODAY...East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3
feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds near 10 knots, decreasing to 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers.
.SUNDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated
showers.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Isolated showers.
.MONDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Isolated
showers.
.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers.

$$

CLR


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