Weather Focus Shifts To The West This Weekend

A strong system and cold front will dive and carve through the West this weekend. Widespread mountain snow is expected for the favored terrain, as some winter storm watches have been issued. This system will then evolve into a multi-hazard storm of heavy rain, flooding and severe thunderstorms early to the middle of next week, from the Lower Mississippi Valley through the saturated Mid South.
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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

5NM E Vaca Cut FL

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Sunny

    N 15kt
    1-2ft

    High: 70 °F

  • Tonight

    Clear

    NNE 20kt
    1-3ft

    Low: 60 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunny

    NNE 20kt
    2-3ft

    High: 72 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    E 20kt
    3ft

    Low: 68 °F

  • Monday

    Mostly Sunny

    ESE 20kt
    4-5ft

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    ESE 20kt
    5ft

    Low: 72 °F

  • Tuesday

    Mostly Sunny

    SE 20kt
    5ft

    High: 81 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    ESE 20kt
    5ft

    Low: 74 °F

  • Wednesday

    Sunny

    SSE 20kt
    3-5ft

    High: 84 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 8:15 am EST Feb 29, 2020
Forecast Valid: 10am EST Feb 29, 2020-6pm EST Mar 6, 2020

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Detailed Forecast


Synopsis: High pressure currently centered near the Louisiana coast will gradually move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by this evening, continuing eastward across North Florida on Sunday, then on to near Bermuda by late Monday. Meanwhile, low pressure will start to develop in the far western Gulf early next week, causing southeast breezes to freshen and become occasionally strong. A brief lull is expected Wednesday night into Thursday in advance of a cold front. Winds quickly freshen once again sometime Thursday night or Friday morning in the wake of the next frontal passage.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of February 27...

25 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 30 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 20 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 6 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 3 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 4 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 3 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Today
N wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight
NNW wind 15 to 20 kt becoming NNE after midnight. Clear. Seas 1 to 3 ft.
Sunday
NNE wind 15 to 20 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sunday Night
E wind 15 to 20 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.
Monday
ESE wind around 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Monday Night
ESE wind around 20 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 5 ft.
Tuesday
SE wind around 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 5 ft.
Tuesday Night
ESE wind around 20 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 5 ft.
Wednesday
SSE wind 15 to 20 kt. Sunny. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 24.71°N 80.95°W
Last Update: 8:15 am EST Feb 29, 2020
Forecast Valid: 10am EST Feb 29, 2020-6pm EST Mar 6, 2020
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