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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 060230
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

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.

GMZ005-060830-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

SYNOPSIS
FRESH BREEZES WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT ACROSS FLORIDA BAY
AS WELL AS HAWK CHANNEL AND THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA OFF THE UPPER
FLORIDA KEYS. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS
COASTAL WATERS AROUND DAYBREAK. ANOTHER SHORT-LIVED WIND SURGE IS
POSSIBLE AGAIN FRIDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT ACROSS FLORIDA BAY...HAWK
CHANNEL...AND THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA OFF THE UPPER KEYS. A HIGH
PRESSURE AREA WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION GRADUALLY FROM SATURDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 5...

28 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
28 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
25 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
22 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
22 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 3 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-060830-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
1030 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


OVERNIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS ROUGH...
BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY.



GMZ032-035-060830-
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-
1030 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

OVERNIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.



GMZ042-060830-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF-
1030 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


OVERNIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH AND DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP LATE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.



GMZ043-044-060830-
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 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

OVERNIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.



GMZ052-072-060830-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT-
1030 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


OVERNIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHWEST TO
NORTH AND DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET...
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING
TO NEAR 15 KNOTS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.



GMZ053>055-073>075-060830-
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 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 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

OVERNIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET.



GMZ033-034-060830-
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 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

OVERNIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5
FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
2 TO 3 FEET.

SUNDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.

MONDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.



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