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Coastal Waters Forecast (CWF)

Issued by Key West, FL (KEY)

                            
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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 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.

GMZ005-150830-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018

.SYNOPSIS...The axis of high pressure situated in the western 
Atlantic will remain just north of the Florida Keys through this
weekend, resulting in light to gentle east to southeasterly flow.
Moderate east to southeasterly flow is possible at times, mainly 
in the Florida Straits. 

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
August 11...

24 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
20 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
19 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
21 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
22 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
14 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
10 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

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GMZ031-150830-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018

.OVERNIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 
knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light
chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 
knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and 
isolated thunderstorms. 

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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-
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018

.OVERNIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot
or less. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate 
chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated 
thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY 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.  

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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-
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018

.OVERNIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate 
chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...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. 

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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-
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018

.OVERNIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 
knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 

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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-
1024 PM EDT Tue Aug 14 2018

.OVERNIGHT...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 
15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. 
Seas around 1 foot. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 

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