Marine Forecast GMZ042

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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
422 PM EDT Sat May 18 2024

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.

Wave Detail will include details about the period and direction
of origin for the highest energy waves. Long-period swells coming
from a different direction than the wind would be included in the
Wave Detail.


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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
422 PM EDT Sat May 18 2024

TONIGHT

South to southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming
southeast to south 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas around 1
foot, building to around 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a
light chop, becoming a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.

SUNDAY

Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming
southwest to west 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet, subsiding to
around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop,
becoming smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

MONDAY

West winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

Northwest winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

Variable winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Nearshore waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT

Northeast to east winds near 5 knots. Seas
1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY

East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1
foot. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers
and thunderstorms.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT

East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas
1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.

THURSDAY

East winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore
waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

THURSDAY NIGHT

East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.




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