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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KKEY

FZUS52 KKEY 240229
CWFKEY

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 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.

GMZ005-240830-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

SYNOPSIS
A weak trough will linger near South Florida through
Sunday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
August 22, 2017,

  6 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
  3 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
  3 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
 12 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
 15 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 12 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
  9 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
  6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.



GMZ031-240830-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

OVERNIGHT
Southeast to south winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Winds higher and bay waters rough near
numerous showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
South to southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Numerous showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Southwest winds near 10 knots. Bay
waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South to southwest winds near 5 knots. Bay waters
smooth. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.



GMZ032-035-240830-
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-
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

OVERNIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south late.
Seas less than 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Winds and seas higher near numerous showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Numerous showers and
thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT
South winds near 5 knots. Seas less than 1 foot.
Nearshore waters smooth. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY
South to southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot
or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
Southwest winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light
chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.



GMZ042>044-240830-
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-
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

OVERNIGHT
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south to
southwest late. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a
light chop. Winds and seas higher near numerous showers and
thunderstorms.

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Numerous showers and
thunderstorms.

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

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
South to southwest winds
near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.



GMZ052>055-072>075-240830-
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-
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

OVERNIGHT
Variable winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming south to
southwest. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Winds and seas higher near numerous
showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
South to southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3
feet. Numerous showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
South to southwest winds near 10
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
Southeast to south winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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



GMZ033-034-240830-
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-
1029 PM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

OVERNIGHT
Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming south. Seas
around 1 foot. Winds and seas higher near numerous showers and
thunderstorms.

THURSDAY
South to southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Numerous showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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

SATURDAY
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming west early in
the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT
West to northwest winds
near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.