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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
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 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.

GMZ005-150230-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.SYNOPSIS...As Tropical Storm Humberto moves north of the Bahamas,
weak high pressure will slowly build back over Cuba through Monday
maintaining gentle southwesterly winds over the area. From Tuesday
through Thursday, winds will slowly veer to the northwest then
northeast as Humberto moves eastward over the Atlantic. 

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
September 14, 2019...

58 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
32 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
20 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
11 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
 9 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 3 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 1 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.

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GMZ031-150230-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. 
Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth
to a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...West to northwest winds near 5 knots. Bay waters
smooth. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. 
Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a
light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay
waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms. 

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GMZ032-035-150230-
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-
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.TONIGHT...Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming south to 
southwest. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1
foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 
knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light 
chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers 
and thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 
knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate 
chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 


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GMZ042>044-150230-
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-
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.TONIGHT...Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming south to 
southwest. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth. 
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. 
Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms. 

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GMZ052>055-072>075-150230-
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-
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.TONIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to
5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet. 
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to
5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
6 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

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GMZ033-034-150230-
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-
419 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.TONIGHT...Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming south to
southwest. Seas around 1 foot. Scattered showers and 
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 
knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. 
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. 
Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas
2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

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