Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NDBC Title GraphicClick to go to NDBC home page   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Home News Organization
 
 
    
    Station List

 Observations
    Mobile Access
    Obs via Google Maps
    Classic Maps
         Recent
         Historical
         DART®
         Oil & Gas ADCP
    Obs Search
    Ship Obs Report
    Gliders
    BuoyCAMs Image indicating link to BuoyCAMs page
    APEX
    TAO
    DODS
    HF Radar
    OSMC
    Dial-A-Buoy
    RSS Feeds Image indicating link to RSS feed access page
    Obs Web Widget
    Email Access

 Station Status
    NDBC Maintenance
    NDBC Platforms
    Partner Platforms

 Program Info
    Facebook Logo
    NDBC on Facebook
    About NDBC
     Met/Ocean
          Moored Buoy
          C-MAN
    TAO
    DART®
    VOS
    CSP
    IOOS® Program
    IOOS® DAC

 Publications
    NDBC DQC Handbook
    Hurricane Data Plots
    Mariners Weather
      Log

    Observing
      Handbook No. 1


 Science Education

 NDBC Director
 FAQ
 Media Inquiries
 Contact Us
 Visitor Information
 Links
 
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.

Visit NDBC's new TAO Data Download page to access current and historical data for the tropical equatorial Pacific.

Check out our new BuoyCAMs Map - also available at the BuoyCAMs link on the left side menu.

NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 182034
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 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.

GMZ005-190230-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

SYNOPSIS
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA THIS
EVENING WILL MOVE SLOWLY EASTWARD TO THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
OVERNIGHT AND SATURDAY. AN ASSOCIATED WEAK TROUGH WILL APPROACH THE
FLORIDA KEYS LATE TONIGHT...AND PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS EARLY SATURDAY. THEREAFTER...THE LOW PRESSURE
AREA WILL MOVE FARTHER AWAY ACROSS THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC...AS A
HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS IN WELL NORTH OF THE KEYS.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 18...

46 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
16 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
14 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
 7 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
17 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.



GMZ031-190230-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AND DECREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS LATE. BAY WATERS A LIGHT
TO MODERATE CHOP. WINDS HIGHER AND BAY WATERS ROUGH NEAR SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.

SATURDAY
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING CHOPPY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND
GUSTY. BAY WATERS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ032-035-190230-
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-
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS IN THE
EVENING...BECOMING SOUTHWEST LATE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.

SATURDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS
BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ042>044-190230-
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-
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE.

SATURDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP EARLY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP TO
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

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

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
.NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-190230-
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-
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET...EXCEPT 2 TO 4 FEET SOUTHEAST OF
THE UPPER KEYS. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATE.

SATURDAY
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS EARLY.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
MOSTLY NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ033-034-190230-
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-
434 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

TONIGHT
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND MIDNIGHT. WINDS BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS BY EARLY MORNING. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. WINDS
AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE.

SATURDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...INCREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET EARLY...BUILDING TO 4
TO 6 FEET LATE. SCATTERED SHOWERS VERY EARLY.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4
TO 6 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
MOSTLY NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 4 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



KASPER/MSB