Synopsis: High pressure over the western Atlantic will continue
to retreat east today as a weak trough eases southward across
Florida. Expect period of peaks and lulls today through Friday. A
short lived north to northeast blow is possible after midnight
tonight. Thereafter, high pressure building from the eastern
United States into the western Atlantic will bring freshening
easterly breezes starting Friday night. The strongest breezes over
the next five days will be Saturday night through Sunday night.
The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of May 11...
25 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
26 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
26 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
28 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
13 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
7 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
7 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.
Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic
Variable winds near 5 knots. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth. Isolated showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon.
Northwest winds near 10 knots, becoming northeast and increasing to near 15 knots. Seas building to 1 to 3 feet. nearshore waters a light chop, becoming a moderate chop. Winds and seas higher near isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated showers.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Northeast winds increasing to near 15 knots. Seas building to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Northeast to east winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters rough. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Sunday And Sunday Night
Northeast to east winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Nearshore waters rough. Isolated showers.
Monday And Monday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers.