429  
FZUS52 KKEY 250223  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-251030-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
GENTLE AND MODERATE SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL CONTINUE  
TO EASE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. THEREAFTER, A WEAK PRESSURE  
PATTERN WILL RESULT IN LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES THIS WEEKEND AND  
EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF  
SEPTEMBER 22...  
 
5 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
8 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
4 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
6 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
6 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
1 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC  
OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-251030-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS, DECREASING TO 5  
TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP, BECOMING SMOOTH TO A LIGHT  
CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS.  
BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5  
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-251030-  
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-  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND  
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
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 AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-251030-  
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-  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE  
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 1 FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-251030-  
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-  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
MORNING, THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY
 
NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS.  
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS  
AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-251030-  
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-  
1023 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3  
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, MAINLY IN THE  
MORNING.   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.   
SUNDAY
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND  
1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 5  
TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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