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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 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.

GMZ005-191430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...AND WILL
DISSIPATE TUESDAY NIGHT. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REBUILD
ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN SHIFT
SOUTHWARD THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 17TH...

38 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
33 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
22 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 3 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-191430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ032-035-191430-
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-
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST
TO SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-191430-
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-
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-191430-
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-
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-191430-
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-
422 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.TODAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTH.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

$$

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