Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 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.

GMZ005-280830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT...BEFORE MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN
GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT AND OVER THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA
WEDNESDAY. THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SHOULD PARALLEL THE SOUTHEAST COAST
OF THE UNITED STATES WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT MAY PASS THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 27TH...

49 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
41 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
33 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
35 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
39 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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GMZ031-280830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE.
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-280830-
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-
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-044-280830-
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-
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST.
SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-280830-
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-
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-280830-
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-
1030 PM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.OVERNIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET...BUILDING
TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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