817  
FZUS52 KKEY 272034  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-280230-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A DEEP RIDGE AXIS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE FLORIDA  
PENINSULA TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...RESULTING IN FRESH EASTERLY  
BREEZES FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. BREEZES MAY SLACKEN ON  
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE GULF STREAM INFORMATION IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-280230-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
   
TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
BECOMING SOUTH  
NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR  
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-280230-  
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-  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
   
TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
 
BECOMING SOUTH  
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR  
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-280230-  
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-  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
   
TONIGHT...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
 
BECOMING SOUTH  
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT 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 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO  
NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP...BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-280230-  
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-  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
   
TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS
 
BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 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 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO 15  
TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
6 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-280230-  
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-  
434 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014  
   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY...EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS
 
INCREASING TO NEAR  
15 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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