966  
FZUS52 KKEY 290224  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 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  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAK SURFACE RIDGE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS  
WATERS AND LINGER THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. CALM TO LIGHT  
BREEZES WILL BE OBSERVED THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
JULY 27TH...  
 
56 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
40 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
36 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
30 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
13 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-  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A  
LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-290830-  
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-  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT  
OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT  
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-290830-  
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-  
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL  
OUT TO THE REEF-  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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-  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
TO SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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-  
1024 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
KN/DAF  
 
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