Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FZUS52 KKEY 050233
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 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.

GMZ005-050845-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE JUST OFFSHORE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST
WILL STRENGTHEN TONIGHT...THEN SLIDE OFFSHORE INTO THE WESTERN
ATLANTIC FOR THE BALANCE OF THIS WEEK. MEANWHILE...A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT. THEREAFTER...ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PRESS
SOUTHWARD INTO OUR AREA.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MAY 4...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

$$

GMZ031-050845-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING EARLY..NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-035-050845-
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-
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING EARLY...NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 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 NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ042>044-050845-
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-
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING
EARLY...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY
EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 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 NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-050845-
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-
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO
NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 9 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING EARLY...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ033-034-050845-
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-
1033 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS
DEVELOPING EARLY...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
LATE.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY
EARLY...DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.