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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 030227
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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.

GMZ005-030830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

SYNOPSIS
A SUBTROPICAL HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL PERSIST FROM THE
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC TO NORTHERN FLORIDA...OVERNIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY. AS A RESULT...MODERATE EASTERLY BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS
FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH THE PERIOD.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF SEPTEMBER
1...

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

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-030830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

OVERNIGHT
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS LOCALLY ROUGH IN AND NEAR
DEVELOPING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ032-035-030830-
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-
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

OVERNIGHT
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN
AND NEAR DEVELOPING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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



GMZ042>044-030830-
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-
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-030830-
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-
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

OVERNIGHT
MOSTLY EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ033-034-030830-
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-
1025 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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

WEDNESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



CLR/DAF