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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
419 AM 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.

GMZ005-031430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
419 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER CAROLINA COAST WILL GRADUALLY
INTENSIFY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARD INTO THE
WESTERN ATLANTIC. A WEAKER PRESSURE PATTERN WITH PLENTY OF RAIN WILL
BE IN PLACE THROUGH THURSDAY.

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

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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GMZ031-031430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
419 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY WATERS
ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED 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 NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-031430-
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-
419 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE 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...NORTHEAST TO 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>044-031430-
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-
419 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO 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>075-031430-
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-
419 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-031430-
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-
419 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT AND MONDAY...EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.MONDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS
1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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