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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 290410
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 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.

GMZ005-291000-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

SYNOPSIS
TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS HISPANIOLA
THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...AND BE NEAR EASTERN CUBA ON SATURDAY.
THE LATEST FORECAST FOR ERIKA TAKES THE SYSTEM ALONG THE NORTHERN
COAST OF CUBA...POSSIBLY REACHING THE FLORIDA STRAITS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...IF IT KEEPS ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. MARINERS SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL SYSTEM ERIKA FOR
THE LIKELIHOOD OF CHANGES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 27...

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-291000-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ032-035-291000-
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-
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS...WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ042>044-291000-
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-
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS...WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-291000-
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-
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6
FEET...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ033-034-291000-
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-
1210 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR
20 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



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