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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 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.

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SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.SYNOPSIS...BROAD LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS WILL MOVE
NORTHWARD TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS
SOUTHERN FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 6...

52 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
32 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
29 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
35 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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FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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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-
1029 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.OVERNIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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