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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Last Update: 1043 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

6NM NNE Dry Tortugas Light FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Winds and seas will increase early this evening through Friday night in response to high pressure building into the Florida Keys coastal waters, with moderate to fresh breezes on all waters Friday through Sunday Night. Winds and seas will let down thereafter.

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.

This Afternoon
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Tonight
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots early, increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, building to 3 to 5 feet. isolated showers.
Friday And Friday Night
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday And Sunday Night
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southeast to south winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 1043 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017
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