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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
430 PM EDT SAT APR 25 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.

GMZ005-260230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
430 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE
KEYS THROUGH MONDAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE
NORTHWEST GULF OF MEXICO MONDAY NIGHT...BEFORE MOVING EASTWARD
ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 24TH...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
31 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
31 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
31 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
18 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 5 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 4 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

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GMZ031-260230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
430 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TONIGHT...WINDS BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ032-035-260230-
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 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

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GMZ042>044-260230-
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-
430 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

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GMZ052>055-072>075-260230-
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-
430 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

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GMZ033-034-260230-
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 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS...BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH
5 TO 10 KNOTS LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.MONDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

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