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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS52 KKEY

FZUS52 KKEY 040316
CWFKEY

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

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.

GMZ005-040930-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

SYNOPSIS
A surface ridge in the Atlantic waters will continue
to slide to the northeast resulting in slackening of the northeast
to east breezes in the Keys coastal waters. By mid-week another
high pressure will build in the western Atlantic and cause breezes
to freshen.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
December 01...

65 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
40 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
28 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
 8 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
 5 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 8 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
29 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.



GMZ031-040930-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE


OVERNIGHT
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to
15 knots. Bay waters choppy, becoming a light to moderate chop.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to
moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near
10 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light
chop.

MONDAY
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop. Isolated showers.

TUESDAY
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, increasing to 10
to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop. Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay
waters choppy. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a
moderate chop. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop.



GMZ032-035-040930-
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-
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE


OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.

MONDAY
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light chop.

MONDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots. Seas
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop.

TUESDAY
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots,
increasing to near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, except building to
2 to 3 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore waters a light
to moderate chop, becoming a moderate chop. Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet, except 2 to 3 feet west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore
waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas
1 to 3 feet, except 3 to 4 feet west of the Marquesas Keys.
Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to
near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming
a moderate chop. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots,
decreasing to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, except 2 to 3 feet
west of the Marquesas Keys. Nearshore waters a moderate chop,
becoming a moderate chop. Isolated showers.



GMZ042>044-040930-
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-
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE


OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.

SUNDAY
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Seas subsiding
to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10
to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a
moderate chop, becoming a light to moderate chop.

MONDAY
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Seas
building to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated
showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots,
decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 feet.
Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming a light to moderate
chop. Isolated showers.



GMZ052>055-072>075-040930-
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-
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE


OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to
6 feet.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5
feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots, decreasing
to 10 to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.

MONDAY
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3
feet.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Seas
building 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to
5 feet. Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 20 knots. Seas
4 to 6 feet. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to
6 feet. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots,
decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 feet.
Isolated showers.



GMZ033-034-040930-
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-
1016 PM EST Sat Dec 3 2022

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE


OVERNIGHT
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to
3 feet.

SUNDAY
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10
to 15 knots. Seas subsiding to 1 to 3 feet.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing
to near 10 knots. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.

MONDAY
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, decreasing to 5
to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

MONDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, increasing
to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

TUESDAY
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots,
increasing to near 15 knots. Seas building to 2 to 3 feet.
Isolated showers.

WEDNESDAY
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10
to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots,
increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to
10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated showers.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.



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