Stormy Weather in the Northwest; Fire Weather Threat Redeveloping in Southern California this Weekend

An active fall storm pattern in the Pacific Northwest is bringing heavy rain and high elevation snow to the region which will persist through this weekend. Strong winds associated with this system will bring a renewed period of critical fire weather to southern California later this weekend into next week.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Last Update: 1031 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

2NM WNW Molasses Reef Light FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
Synopsis: A building high pressure ridge across the Southeastern US will cause a surge in the winds overnight, with breezes freshening into Friday and Saturday. The ridge will remain in place through Sunday night, before sliding well into the Atlantic during Monday. A weaker pressure gradient will return early next week.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream current as of October Nineteenth, 2017,

4 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 9 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 6 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. Less than 1 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 3 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 1 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 3 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Overnight
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots late. Seas 1 to 3 feet building to 2 to 3 feet. nearshore waters a moderate chop becoming choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Friday And Friday Night
Northeast to east winds near 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters rough. Scattered showers.
Saturday
East winds near 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters rough. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
East to southeast winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters rough. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
West to northwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1031 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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