Marine Forecast GMZ053

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Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1027 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 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.


GMZ052>055-072>075-202030
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
1027 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

THIS AFTERNOON

East to southeast winds near 15 knots, becoming
east. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Wave Detail: East to southeast 3 feet at
5 seconds. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

TONIGHT

East winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet,
occasionally to 5 feet. Wave Detail: East 4 feet at 5 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

SUNDAY

East to southeast winds near 15 knots, decreasing to 10
to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet, subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Wave
Detail: East 3 feet at 5 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers and scattered
thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming
southeast after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Numerous showers and
scattered thunderstorms.

MONDAY

East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around
2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT

East to southeast winds increasing to near 15
knots. Seas building to 3 to 4 feet. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms.

TUESDAY

East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4
feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT

East winds near 15
knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet. Scattered showers
and isolated thunderstorms.




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