615  
FZUS52 KKEY 020958 AAA  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
 
UPDATED FIRST PERIOD FOR MORNING SHOWERS  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-021430-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WATERS
 
DUE EAST  
OF THE CAROLINA OUTERBANKS...WILL WEAKEN AND SHIFT EASTWARD TONIGHT  
IN TO TUESDAY. AS A RESULT...LIGHTER WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS OUR  
MARINE DISTRICT. A DEEPENING TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN  
HALF OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INCREASING RAIN CHANCES  
ACROSS THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...WHILE WINDS WILL FRESHEN AND TURN OUT  
OF THE NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN TO THURSDAY.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF APRIL 28...  
 
14 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
18 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
18 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
17 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
15 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
11 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
8 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
8 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-021430-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING.   
TONIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO  
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE  
CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-021430-  
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-  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS ON THURSDAY.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-021430-  
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-  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1  
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-021430-  
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-  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 1  
TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO  
5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-021430-  
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-  
558 AM EDT MON MAY 2 2016  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3  
TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.  
 

 
 
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