677  
FZUS52 KKEY 290231  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 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.  
 
GMZ005-290830-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
MODERATE TO FRESH BREEZES WILL PREVAIL TONIGHT THROUGH  
THE REST OF THIS WEEKEND. THEN...GENTLE TO MODERATE BREEZES ARE  
EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
MARCH 27...  
 
40 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
24 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
14 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
14 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.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-290830-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND  
BARNES SOUND-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS  
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP EARLY...BECOMING ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS CHOPPY...BECOMING A  
MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
A LIGHT CHOP.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-290830-  
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE  
BRIDGE-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS  
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO NEAR 15  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO NORTHEAST  
TO EAST NEAR 5 KNOTS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ035-290830-  
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON  
SHOAL OUT TO 5 FATHOMS-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO NEAR 15  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS  
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING CHOPPY.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST 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.   
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042-043-290830-  
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-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS  
EARLY...INCREASING TO NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO  
NEAR 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ044-290830-  
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL  
OUT TO THE REEF-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS ROUGH.   
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO NEAR 15  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS  
CHOPPY...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST 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.   
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-290830-  
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-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS  
4 TO 8 FEET.   
SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 8 FEET.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
7 FEET.   
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.   
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-290830-  
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-  
1031 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015  
   
..SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
 
 
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET.   
SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS
 
DECREASING TO NEAR 15  
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
5 FEET.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3  
FEET.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.   
TUESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET.    
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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