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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
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 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.

GMZ005-140830-
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

.SYNOPSIS...Tropical Depression Nine will move slowly northwest
past the northwestern Bahamas and parallel to the east coast of 
Florida this weekend. Thereafter, high pressure will slowly build 
in from the western Atlantic Ocean. 

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of September
13...

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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GMZ031-140830-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 20 knots, decreasing to
near 15 knots late in the night. Bay waters rough, becoming a 
moderate chop late. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots early,
decreasing to near 10 knots during the morning, then becoming 
southwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters a light to 
moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds near 10 knots. Bay waters 
a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...South to southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay
waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms.
.MONDAY...Southwest winds near 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. 
Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 10 knots. Bay waters 
a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 

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GMZ032-035-140830-
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-
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 20 knots, decreasing to
near 15 knots late in the night. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore 
waters rough, becoming a moderate chop late. Scattered showers 
and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots early, decreasing to
near 10 knots during the morning, then becoming southwest to west
near 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore 
waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a light chop. Scattered 
showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot.  
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and 
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or 
less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers 
and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 
knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. 
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...Variable 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 near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 
feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and 
thunderstorms. 

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GMZ042>044-140830-
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-
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 20 knots, decreasing to
near 15 knots late in the night. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore 
waters rough, becoming a moderate chop late. Scattered showers 
and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots early,
decreasing to near 10 knots during the morning, then becoming 
southwest during the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet, subsiding to 1 
to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a 
light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 
feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and 
thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY...Southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. 
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers 
and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds near 10 knots. 
Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered 
showers and thunderstorms. 

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GMZ052>055-072>075-140830-
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-
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 20 knots, decreasing to
near 15 knots late in the night. Seas 5 to 7 feet, subsiding to 4
to 6 feet late. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots early,
decreasing to near 10 knots during the morning, then becoming 
southwest to west in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet, subsiding 
to 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...South to southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south
after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North to northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  

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GMZ033-034-140830-
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-
1013 PM EDT Fri Sep 13 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

.OVERNIGHT...Northeast to east winds near 20 knots, decreasing to
15 to 20 knots late in the night. Seas 2 to 5 feet. Scattered 
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
.SATURDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming variable 5 to
10 knots during the afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered 
showers and thunderstorms. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...West winds near 5 knots becoming southwest in
the late evening and overnight. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY...Southwest to west winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY...West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY...Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Northwest to north winds near 10 knots. Seas
around 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  

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