132  
FZUS52 KKEY 150229  
CWFKEY  
 
COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
 
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.  
 
GMZ005-150830-  
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
A WEAKENED WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE AXIS WILL LINGER  
ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE KEYS. AS A RESULT, AN EXTENDED  
PERIOD OF LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE COASTAL  
WATERS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL REBUILD ACROSS  
FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY, WITH FRESHENING EAST TO  
SOUTHEAST BREEZES.  
 
THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF  
AUGUST 13...  
 
66 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.  
48 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.  
45 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.  
43 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.  
42 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.  
32 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.  
28 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.  
18 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.  
 
GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.  
 

 
 
GMZ031-150830-  
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND  
BUTTONWOOD SOUND-  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING BECOMING  
LIGHT AND VARIABLE. BAY WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
WINDS BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY
 
WINDS BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A  
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY  
WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ032-035-150830-  
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-  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY
 
WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
WINDS BECOMING WEST NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1  
FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS LESS THAN 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY 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.  
 

 
 
GMZ042>044-150830-  
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-  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS  
SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS LESS THAN 1 FOOT.  
NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WEST NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS  
1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY
 
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2  
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO  
3 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ052>055-072>075-150830-  
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-  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING EAST TO  
SOUTHEAST. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
MONDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING VARIABLE.  
SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING EAST TO  
SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING VARIABLE.  
SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING SOUTHEAST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING  
VARIABLE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING  
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS, BECOMING  
VARIABLE. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
GMZ033-034-150830-  
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-  
1029 PM EDT SUN AUG 14 2022  
   
OVERNIGHT
 
NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
TUESDAY
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS, BECOMING SOUTHWEST NEAR 5  
KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS.   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.  
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR  
LESS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY
 
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
VARIABLE WINDS NEAR 5 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY
 
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1  
FOOT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 3 FEET.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.  
 

 
 
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