130  
FZUS52 KKEY 240830  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 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.  
 
GMZ005-241430-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD ACROSS THE SUBTROPICAL  
NORTH ATLANTIC...FLORIDA PENINSULA...AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO TODAY  
AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN FRESHENING NORTHEAST TO EAST BREEZES  
ACROSS FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS. THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL  
WEAKEN AND MOVE NORTHWARD FROM WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MAY 21...  
 
20 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
19 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
23 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
27 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
12 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-241430-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016  
   
TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING NORTHEAST TO  
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH  
EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. BAY  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.  
BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-241430-  
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-  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016  
   
TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING NORTHEAST TO  
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE  
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH EARLY...BECOMING A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.  
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-241430-  
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-  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016  
   
TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING NORTHEAST TO  
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS...BUILDING  
TO 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH EARLY...BECOMING A  
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS  
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.  
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY 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>075-241430-  
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-  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016  
   
TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING NORTHEAST TO  
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET EARLY...  
BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS  
BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO  
7 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-241430-  
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-  
430 AM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016  
   
TODAY...VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS EARLY
 
BECOMING NORTHEAST TO  
EAST AND INCREASING TO NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS EARLY...  
BUILDING TO 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY. SEAS  
BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS AND GUSTY.  
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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