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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
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

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.

GMZ005-172030-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

.SYNOPSIS...A high pressure cell will extend west across the Florida
Peninsula this afternoon through the forecast period. 

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
July 16...

47 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
47 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
41 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
34 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
30 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
13 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 8 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 8 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

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GMZ031-172030-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light 
chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast 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...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Bay 
waters becoming a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a
light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 
knots. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated 
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a 
light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters
a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

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GMZ032-035-172030-
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-
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated 
thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated 
thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas
building to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a light to 
moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY 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. 
.SUNDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 
foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around
1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms. 

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GMZ042>044-172030-
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-
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 
feet. Nearshore waters becoming a light to moderate chop. 
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10 
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore 
waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light chop. Scattered 
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. 
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore 
waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate 
chop. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated 
showers and thunderstorms. 

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GMZ052>055-072>075-172030-
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-
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. 
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to near 10 
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Scattered 
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Isolated 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...East winds decreasing to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 
feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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GMZ033-034-172030-
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-
1012 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

.THIS AFTERNOON...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. 
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered 
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1
to 3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY...East winds decreasing to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 
feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY...East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...East to southeast winds near 10 
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 
3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

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