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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT MON APR 27 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.

GMZ005-272030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS-
1030 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE MOVING IN A GENERAL EASTWARD
DIRECTION ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT. THIS AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD OVER THE
PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT MAY PASS THROUGH THE
FLORIDA KEYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE EAST CENTRAL UNITED STATES WILL BUILD SOUTHEASTWARD DOWN
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 27TH...

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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GMZ031-272030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND BARNES
SOUND-
1030 AM EDT MON APR 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ032-035-272030-
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 APR 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ042-043-044-272030-
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 APR 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ052-053-054-055-072-073-074-075-272030-
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 APR 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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GMZ033-034-272030-
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 APR 27 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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