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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 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.

GMZ005-040830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER CAROLINA COAST WILL GRADUALLY
INTENSIFY THROUGH MONDAY...BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN
ATLANTIC MONDAY NIGHT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL LET DOWN AS A RESULT OF A
WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN TUESDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY.

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

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.

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GMZ031-040830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

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

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GMZ032-035-040830-
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-
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS....DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP LATE. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST 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 WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-040830-
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-
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY...SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS VERY ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH....BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP LATE. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-040830-
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-
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

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

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GMZ033-034-040830-
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-
1032 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS EARLY...SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE.
.MONDAY...EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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