Coastal Waters Forecast
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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA
KEYS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM 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.

GMZ005-042030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER CAROLINA COAST WILL STRENGTHEN
TODAY...THEN SLIDE OFFSHORE INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC THIS WEEK.
MEANWHILE...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...WITH A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN TO FOLLOW
THEREAFTER.

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.

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GMZ031-042030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1030 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY
ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.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. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-042030-
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 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 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 AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042>044-042030-
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 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS 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 AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052>055-072>075-042030-
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 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO NEAR
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET
AFTER MIDNIGHT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 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 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-042030-
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 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 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...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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