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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KKEY

FZUS52 KKEY 260232
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

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.

GMZ005-260845-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

SYNOPSIS
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE LOCATED FROM THE WEST
CENTRAL ATLANTIC TO THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WILL GRADUALLY
WEAKEN THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER RIDGE WILL GRADUALLY SET UP
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TUESDAY THROUGH LATE NEXT WEEK.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
MARCH TWENTY-FIFTH...

59 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
13 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
11 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
13 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-260845-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY, BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ032-035-260845-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE 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-
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY...DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET, SUBSIDING TO AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ042>044-260845-
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-
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.



GMZ052>055-072>075-260845-
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-
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.



GMZ033-034-260845-
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-
1032 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

OVERNIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

TUESDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.


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