097  
FZUS52 KKEY 270811  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-271430-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE WILL REMAIN CENTERED NORTH OF  
OUR AREA THROUGH THIS WEEK.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
MARCH TWENTY-FIFTH...  
 
59 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
26 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
13 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
11 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
13 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
13 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
10 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-271430-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TODAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A  
LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-271430-  
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-  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TODAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-271430-  
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-  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TODAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1  
TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-271430-  
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-  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TODAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-271430-  
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-  
411 AM EDT MON MAR 27 2017  
   
TODAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.    
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
 

 
 
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