133  
FZUS52 KKEY 240826  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
 
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  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A RIDGE AXIS WILL EXTEND WEST-SOUTHWEST INTO THE  
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY. MEANWHILE, AN  
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL ROTATE CLOCKWISE IN THE NORTHWESTERN  
ATLANTIC, LIFTING NORTHEAST ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD LATE  
TUESDAY. LIGHT TO GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL  
ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS THROUGH MUCH OF THE FORECAST PERIOD,  
STRENGTHENING A BIT MID WEEK.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF  
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018...  
 
17 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
9 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
14 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
16 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.  
4 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-  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH  
TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS  
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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-  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
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.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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-  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE  
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY 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.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE  
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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-  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO  
4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3  
TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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-  
426 AM EDT MON SEP 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TONIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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