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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 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.

GMZ005-061430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS WILL
MOVE NORTHWARD TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THEREAFTER...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE
WILL BUILD SLOWLY ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 6...

52 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
32 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
29 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
18 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 8 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-061430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-061430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...BECOMING
VARIABLE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-061430-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...
SHIFTING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST TO
NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ043-044-061430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-072-061430-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS THIS MORNING...SHIFTING SOUTHWEST
BY AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ053>055-073>075-061430-
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 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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-061430-
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-
430 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

KASPER



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