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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KKEY

FZUS52 KKEY 090229
CWFKEY

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1029 PM EDT Sat Aug 8 2020

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.

GMZ005-090830-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1029 PM EDT Sat Aug 8 2020

SYNOPSIS
An Atlantic ridge axis will persist across the
Florida Peninsula into Wednesday, lending to gentle to moderate
easterly breezes. Breezes will pick up a bit beginning Wednesday
as the ridge lifts northward.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
August 6...

54 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
28 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
18 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
15 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
14 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
12 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 8 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.



GMZ031-090830-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1029 PM EDT Sat Aug 8 2020

OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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

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

TUESDAY
East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters
smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

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

WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 to 15 knots.
Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ032-035-090830-
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 Sat Aug 8 2020

OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming
east to southeast. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to
moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
East winds near
15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ042>044-090830-
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 Sat Aug 8 2020

OVERNIGHT
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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

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

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
East winds near
15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.



GMZ052>055-072>075-090830-
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 Sat Aug 8 2020

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

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
East winds near
15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.



GMZ033-034-090830-
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 Sat Aug 8 2020

OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming east
to southeast. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
1 foot. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

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

WEDNESDAY
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
East winds 10 to
15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.



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