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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 312019
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 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.

GMZ005-010230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

SYNOPSIS
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE
FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY LIFT
NORTHWARD SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
JULY 28TH...

56 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.            
40 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.     
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.                      
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.                       
21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.                 
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.         
14 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.



GMZ031-010230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

TONIGHT
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ032-035-010230-
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-
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

TONIGHT
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ042>044-010230-
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-
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

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

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-010230-
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-
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

TONIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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



GMZ033-034-010230-
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-
419 PM EDT FRI JUL 31 2015

TONIGHT
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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