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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KKEY

FZUS52 KKEY 220940
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 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.

GMZ005-221530-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

SYNOPSIS
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE
SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO THIS MORNING...THEN
STALL NEAR SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE KEYS THROUGH TONIGHT.
AFTER INITIALLY FRESH SOUTHERLY BREEZES THIS MORNING...WINDS WILL
SHIFT TO THE WEST AND SLOWLY DIMINISH THROUGH LATE EVENING. THE
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DRIFT NORTHEASTWARD THURSDAY AND THURSDAY
NIGHT...AND HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF
FEBRUARY 20TH...

36 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
21 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
20 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
25 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
14 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-221530-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS ROUGH. SHOWERS WITH SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST. BAY
WATERS CHOPPY.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ032-035-221530-
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-
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

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

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ042>044-221530-
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-
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS
AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-221530-
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-
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS...BECOMING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15
KNOTS BY MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET.
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 

THURSDAY
WEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4
FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS. 

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ033-034-221530-
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-
440 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS EARLY...BECOMING WEST BY NOON.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER NEAR SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THURSDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FRIDAY
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4
FEET.

FRIDAY NIGHT
WEST TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3
FEET.

SATURDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

SATURDAY NIGHT
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3
TO 4 FEET.

SUNDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS...BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.