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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KKEY

FZUS52 KKEY 261434
CWFKEY

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

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.

GMZ005-262030-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

SYNOPSIS
The axis of high pressure cell centered over the
north Atlantic will extend across the Florida Peninsula through
Sunday night.

The approximate shoreward edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of
July 25th, 2017,

18 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
 6 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
 5 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
 7 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
10 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 8 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 6 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.



GMZ031-262030-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT
East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
South to southwest winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ032-035-262030-
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-
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT
East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less
than 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ042>044-262030-
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-
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1
to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ052>055-072>075-262030-
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-
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
East to southeast winds near 10
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Southeast to south winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
Variable winds near 10 knots.
Seas around 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ033-034-262030-
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-
1034 AM EDT Wed Jul 26 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
East winds 10 knots. Seas around 2
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1
to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.