Extreme Fire Weather Threat for Southern California; Heavy Rain for Texas

Extremely critical fire weather threats are in effect for southern California. Unseasonably warm temperatures, very dry fuels and low humidity are contributing to the threats, but the main concern is very strong Santa Ana winds. These winds bring the potential for rapid fire growth and extreme fire behavior. In Texas, steady heavy to excessive rain will keep a flood threat intact through Tuesday.
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Last Update: 437 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

7NM WNW Craig Key FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
Synopsis: A high pressure cell building over the western North Atlantic will lead to freshening east to southeast breezes across Florida Keys coastal waters tonight. The high pressure cell will be re-inforced by mid-week, resulting in moderate to fresh east to southeast breezes persisting through at least Friday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of October 11, 2018...

19 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 3 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. Less than 1 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 2 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 3 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 4 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 4 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers developing.
Tuesday Through Wednesday
East winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
East winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday
East winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday Night Through Saturday Night
East winds near 15 knots. seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 437 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018
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