568  
FZUS52 KKEY 271411  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-272030-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS  
CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
JULY 26TH...  
 
50 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
7 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
7 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
8 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
5 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
3 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-272030-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-272030-  
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-  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1  
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND  
1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042-043-272030-  
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-  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ044-272030-  
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL  
OUT TO THE REEF-  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-272030-  
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-  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
   
..A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED TONIGHT
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-272030-  
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-  
1011 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016  
   
..SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION
 
 
   
THIS AFTERNOON
 
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
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