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ABNT20 KNHC 311127
TWOAT

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on recently
upgraded Hurricane Fred, located near the easternmost Cape Verde
Islands.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Brown


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FZUS52 KKEY 311430
CWFKEY

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

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.

GMZ005-312030-
SYNOPSIS FOR KEYS COASTAL WATERS FROM OCEAN REEF TO DRY TORTUGAS
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

SYNOPSIS
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO WILL LIFT NORTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...A WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN FLORIDA...BRINGING
LIGHTER BREEZES. A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER OR
NEAR THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 29...

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS.
11 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST.
13 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY.
11 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON.
 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA.
 1 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO.
 2 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.



GMZ031-312030-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER SOUND, BUTTONWOOD SOUND, AND
BARNES SOUND-
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A
LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS
SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10
KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ032-035-312030-
BAYSIDE AND GULFSIDE 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-
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A
MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1
FOOT. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 1 FOOT.
NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR
LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT
CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ042>044-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET...SUBSIDING TO AROUND
2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A MODERATE CHOP...BECOMING A LIGHT TO
MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND 2
FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT TO MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. NEARSHORE WATERS SMOOTH TO A LIGHT CHOP.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ052>055-072>075-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS EARLY...DECREASING
TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FEET LATE.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS
NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.



GMZ033-034-312030-
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-
1030 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION


THIS AFTERNOON
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS EARLY...
DECREASING TO NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER
IN AND NEAR NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TONIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING TO
2 TO 3 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS. SEAS AROUND
2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



KASPER

Point Forecast Weather for 2 Miles W Marathon FL Latitude: 24.7067 Longitude: -81.125

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Observations from ships and stations within 200 nautical miles of Knight Key Channel, Knight Key, Florida Bay, Florida Latitude: 24.7067 Longitude: -81.125

ID      T1 TIME    LAT     LON DIST HDG WDIR  WSPD   GST  WVHT   DPD   APD MWD   PRES  PTDY  ATMP  WTMP  DEWP   VIS  TCC  TIDE  S1HT  S1PD  S1DIR  S2HT  S2PD  S2DIR   Ice   Sea      SwH      SwP     SwD     WWH    WWP    WWD      STEEPNESS
           (GMT)                 nm  °T   °T   kts   kts    ft   sec   sec  °T     in    in    °F    °F    °F   nmi  8th    ft    ft   sec     °T    ft   sec     °T   Acc   Ice       ft      sec              ft    sec     
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LONF1    C 1400  24.84  -80.86   17  62  160    12    14     -     -     -   -  30.05 +0.04  84.4  83.5  74.7     -    -     -     -     -      -     -     -      -  ---- -----        -       -       -       -      -      -              -
SANF1    C 1450  24.46  -81.88   44 250  170    16     -     -     -     -   -  30.03 +0.04  84.4     -  73.2     -    -     -     -     -      -     -     -      -  ---- -----        -       -       -       -      -      -              -
MLRF1    C 1400  25.01  -80.38   45  66  160    13    16     -     -     -   -  30.03 +0.04  84.2  86.7     -     -    -     -     -     -      -     -     -      -  ---- -----        -       -       -       -      -      -              -
PLSF1    C 1400  24.69  -82.77   89 270    -    16    18     -     -     -   -      -     -     -     -     -     -    -     -     -     -      -     -     -      -  ---- -----        -       -       -       -      -      -              -
    4 observations reported for 1400 GMT



DIST: distance GST: gusts MWD: mean wave direction DEWP: dew point
HDG: heading WVHT: wave height PRES: sea level pressure VIS: visibility
WDIR: wind direction DPD: dominant wave period PTDY: pressure tendency ID: 41xxxx Atlantic, 42xxxx Gulf
WSPD: wind speed APD: average wave period ATMP: air temp nm: nautical miles

B = Buoy, C = C-MAN Station, D = Drifting Buoy, S = Ship, O = Other
Data provided by the National Data Buoy Center

Florida's Most Wanted Artificial Reefs 500 Reef locations pinpointed on NOAA Nautical charts with maps marine weather forecast realtime buoy reports and more.
Notable Artificial Reefs Within 20 nautical miles of Knight Key Channel, Knight Key, Florida Bay, Florida


Thunderbolt
Depth: 118 ft. (35.97 m)
Distance: 10.59 miles (9.20 nautical)
Location: 24.658° -80.965°
Heading: ESE (111°)
Monroe County

Distances and headings are approximate and are not intended for navigation.


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