784  
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.  
 

 
 
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