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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KKEY 021530
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 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.

GMZ005-022130-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

SYNOPSIS
A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL WESTWARD OVER THE
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THIS AFTERNOON. THE NEXT AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD AND ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH 2...

37 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.            
33 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.     
35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.                      
 8 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.                        
13 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.                  
10 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.



GMZ031-022130-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS...BECOMING
EAST. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. 

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
BAY WATERS CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE
CHOP.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ032-035-022130-
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-
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. 

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10
TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE
CHOP.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ042>044-022130-
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-
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP TO CHOPPY. 

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2
TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. 

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-022130-
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-
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A FEW
SHOWERS.

TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20
KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



GMZ033-034-022130-
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-
1030 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. 

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.

WEDNESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.



KASPER