068  
FZUS52 KKEY 300826  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 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.  
 
GMZ005-301430-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE FLORIDA  
KEYS AND SURROUNDING WATERS TODAY...RESULTING IN LIGHT TO  
OCCASIONALLY GENTLE BREEZES. BREEZES WILL FRESHEN SATURDAY THROUGH  
MONDAY. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, IMPACTS  
HURRICANE MATTHEW COULD HAVE ON KEYS COASTAL WATERS.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF  
SEPTEMBER 29TH...  
 
18 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
10 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
5 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
2 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
3 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
8 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION BASED ON THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-301430-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
TODAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-301430-  
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-  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
TODAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-301430-  
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-  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
TODAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-301430-  
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-  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
TODAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 7  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-301430-  
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-  
426 AM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016  
   
TODAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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