Significant Storm Systems To Impact Both The Northern Plains and The Carolinas

Strong low pressure will bring very strong winds and blizzard conditions to portions of the Northern Plains into Monday. Winds gusting over 60 mph at times may cause whiteout conditions. A second low pressure system is forecast to intensify rapidly off the U.S east coast bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding to the Carolina's. Heavy snow will impact eastern New England.
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Last Update: 428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

3NM NNE Florida Bay 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.

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...
Synopsis: AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EASTWARD OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO AND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. A MOISTURE STARVED COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE GULF OF MEXICO TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER MOISTURE STARVED COLD FRONT MAY PASS THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS THURSDAY.

THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM CURRENT...AS OF FEBRUARY 6TH...

53 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 7 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 5 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 5 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 3 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 5 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.

Tonight
Northwest winds near 20 knots...decreasing to 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters rough...becoming choppy.
Monday
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots...becoming west near 10 knots late. Bay waters choppy...becoming a light chop.
Monday Night
West winds near 15 knots...increasing to near 20 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop...becoming rough. Isolated showers.
Tuesday
West to northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Bay waters very rough. Isolated showers.
Tuesday Night
Northwest winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters becoming choppy.
Wednesday
Northwest to north winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters becoming a light to moderate chop.
Wednesday Night
Northwest to north winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop.
Thursday And Thursday Night
North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop.
Friday And Friday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop.
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Last Update: 428 PM EST SUN FEB 7 2016
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