Marine Forecast GMZ005

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FZUS52 KKEY 170219
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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1019 PM EDT Sat Oct 16 2021

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.


GMZ005-170830
Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1019 PM EDT Sat Oct 16 2021

SYNOPSIS

A cold front will move southeast through the northern
Florida Peinsula tonight, before decaying over South Florida on
Sunday. A strong high pressure system will build across the
Southeast United States Sunday and Sunday night. This will result
in fresh northeast to east breezes for Florida Keys coastal waters
Sunday night through at least Thursday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
October 16, 2021

29 NM South of Dry Tortugas Lighton Loggerhead Key.
18 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Lightoff the Marquesas Keys.
16 NM South of Sand Key Lightoff Key West.
18 NM South of Looe Keyoff Big Pine Key.
23 NM South of Sombrero Key Lightoff Marathon.
19 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Lightoff Islamorada.
13 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Lightoff Key Largo.
7 NM East of Carysfort Reef Lightoff Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.




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