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High pressure building into the Western U.S. will create strong offshore winds in southern California. Temperatures in this region are unseasonably hot, and conditions are dry. The combination of these strong winds and dry conditions will bring fire danger to portions of southern California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect here. Any new fires in this region could quickly grow out of control.
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Last Update: 427 AM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

2NM SE Vaca Cut FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A cold front will move eastward across the Gulf of Mexico and reach the Florida Keys around daybreak on Wednesday. Strong north breezes are expected across all coastal waters Wednesday and Wednesday night. Fresh breezes will veer to the northeast Thursday and Thursday night. Gentle to moderate breezes are expected Friday through Saturday, before the next cold front.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream current, as of October 21st,

19 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 6 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 1 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 4 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 6 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 5 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 5 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 5 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
Southeast to south winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tonight
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming west to northwest and increasing to near 15 knots early in the morning. Seas 1 to 2 feet, building to 2 to 3 feet after midnight. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a moderate chop. Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms.
Wednesday
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters very rough. Scattered showers in the morning.
Wednesday Night
North winds near 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. nearshore waters rough.
Thursday
North to northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.
Thursday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.
Friday
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Friday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday
East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 427 AM EDT Tue Oct 24 2017
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