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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 180824
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 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.

GMZ005-181430-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

SYNOPSIS
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA MONDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY...BEFORE DISSIPATING TUESDAY NIGHT. AN ATLANTIC
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA WEDNESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
APRIL 17TH...

38 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
33 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
22 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
15 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 3 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-181430-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

TODAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH
TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ032-035-181430-
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-
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

TODAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS
BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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



GMZ042>044-181430-
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-
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

TODAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.

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

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

MONDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-181430-
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-
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

TODAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST TO
EAST. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...BECOMING EAST. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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

MONDAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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



GMZ033-034-181430-
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-
424 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

TODAY
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

MONDAY NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.



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