Active Weather Pattern in the West and into the Central U.S.

A series of weather systems will bring locally heavy rain, 1 to 3 feet of mountain snow, and strong winds up to 75 mph across the western states. Later this weekend and early next week, a strong low pressure system will spread wintry conditions and strong winds from the Plains into the Upper Midwest. Strengthening winds in the Southern Plains will increase fire weather threats. Warmer in the east.
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Last Update: 410 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018

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Synopsis: An area of high pressure will progress eastward across the Southeastern United States today and tonight. This area of high pressure will enter the Southwest Atlantic Ocean Saturday. An Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend across the Southeastern United States Saturday night through Sunday night, before shifting southward down the Florida peninsula Monday.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of January 15th, 2018...

45 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light, on Loggerhead Key. 35 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light, off the Marquesas Keys. 30 NM South of Sand Key Light, off Key West. 28 NM South of Looe Key, off Big Pine Key. 35 NM South of Sombrero Key Light, off Marathon. 21 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light, off Islamorada. 17 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light, off Key Largo. 14 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light, off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.
Tonight
Northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Saturday
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Saturday Night And Sunday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Sunday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Monday And Monday Night
East winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Tuesday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Tuesday Night
East winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
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Last Update: 410 AM EST Fri Jan 19 2018
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