Wildire Danger Continues in Southern California

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: 447 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017

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36NM SSE Molasses Reef Light FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL WINDS DECREASE...
Synopsis: A ridge of high pressure extending down the eastern seaboard will migrate to the northeast today, allowing winds to slacken across the Florida Keys. A cold front is slated to press through the Florida Keys early Wednesday morning, ushering in moderate to fresh northerly breezes in its wake.

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 winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, subsiding to 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tonight
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday
Southwest to west winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southwest winds near 10 knots becoming northwest to north and increasing to near 20 knots late. Seas 2 to 3 feet building to 4 to 6 feet late. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday
North winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet. scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
North winds near 20 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet. isolated showers.
Thursday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots early, decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Isolated showers.
Thursday Night
Northeast to east winds near 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers.
Friday
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Isolated showers.
Friday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 447 AM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017
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