Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

2NM ESE Key West FL

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Overnight

    Chance Showers

    E 10kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 80 °F

  • Saturday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    E 15kt
    < 1ft

    High: 91 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms

    ENE 15kt
    1ft

    Low: 81 °F

  • Sunday

    Tropical Storm Conditions Possible

    Tropical Storm Conditions Possible

    High: 89 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Tropical Storm Conditions Possible

    Tropical Storm Conditions Possible

    Low: 79 °F

  • Monday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    SE 15kt
    1ft

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms

    Light Wind
    < 1ft

    Low: 82 °F

  • Tuesday

    Chance Thunderstorms

    SE 10kt
    < 1ft

    High: 91 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Slight Chc Thunderstorms

    E 10kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 82 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 1:15 am EDT Aug 29, 2015
Forecast Valid: 3am EDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 4, 2015

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Detailed Forecast

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.

Synopsis: TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS HISPANIOLA THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...AND BE NEAR EASTERN CUBA ON SATURDAY. THE LATEST FORECAST FOR ERIKA TAKES THE SYSTEM ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA...POSSIBLY REACHING THE FLORIDA STRAITS SUNDAY AFTERNOON...IF IT KEEPS ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. MARINERS SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE LATEST ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL SYSTEM ERIKA FOR THE LIKELIHOOD OF CHANGES.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 27...

21 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 11 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 10 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 12 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. 2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. LESS THAN 1 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Overnight
E wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 ft or less.
Saturday
E wind 10 to 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
Saturday Night
ENE wind around 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 1 ft.
Sunday
Tropical storm conditions possible. E wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SSE. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Seas around 1 ft.
Sunday Night
Tropical storm conditions possible. S wind 15 to 20 kt. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Monday
SE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming S in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 1 ft.
Monday Night
Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tuesday
SE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tuesday Night
E wind around 10 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 ft or less.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 24.55°N 81.75°W
Last Update: 1:15 am EDT Aug 29, 2015
Forecast Valid: 3am EDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 4, 2015
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