Elevated fire weather conditions persist on Tuesday

The risk for wildfires is elevated on Tuesday in portions of the Northwest. The combination of warm, windy and dry conditions will cause any fire that develops to potentially spread rapidly. These conditions are expected to persist through Tuesday evening. Numerous Red Flag Warnings have been issued.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 432 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

12NM N Vaca Cut FL

Marine Zone 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: AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTH FLORIDA WILL LIFT NORTHWARD SLOWLY TODAY. THE RIDGE THEN WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY. THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF AUGUST 1...

59 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 41 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 35 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 28 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 21 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 15 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 12 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 10 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.

Today
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tonight
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday Night Through Saturday Night
East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 432 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015
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