Wet in the Northwest; Storm System Takes Shape in the Southern Plains

A stream of moisture into the Northwest and northern Rockies today will produce locally heavy rain, mountain snow and gusty to high winds. Meanwhile, a storm system will gradually develop across the southern Plains today for heavy to excessive rainfall, possible flooding and isolated strong to severe thunderstorms in portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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Last Update: 1029 AM EST Tue Feb 7 2023

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...
Synopsis: High pressure will continue move offshore the Southeast United States late this afternoon through Wednesday. Fresh to occasionally strong easterly breezes will continue through mid week. Breezes will veer out of the southeast and slowly slacken Thursday and Thursday night as the high pressure cell moves further east. A cold front will approach the Florida Keys and adjoining coastal waters on Saturday. In its wake, northwest to north breezes will fresh once again, possibly becoming strong Saturday evening and Saturday night.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of February 07, 2023...

36 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 16 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 16 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 22 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 23 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 19 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 18 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 15 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

This Afternoon
East winds near 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 3 to 5 feet west of cosgrove shoal light. Nearshore waters rough. Isolated showers.
Tonight
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 3 to 5 feet west of cosgrove shoal light. Nearshore waters choppy.
Wednesday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Wednesday Night
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Thursday
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Thursday Night
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Friday
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet, subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy, becoming a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Friday Night
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming southwest. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday
West to northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest to north and increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. West of cosgrove shoal light, seas 2 to 4 feet, building to 4 to 6 feet in the afternoon. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming very rough. Isolated showers.
Saturday Night
Northwest to north winds 20 to 25 knots, becoming north and decreasing to near 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 5 to 7 feet west of cosgrove shoal light. Nearshore waters very rough, becoming rough. Isolated showers.
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Last Update: 1029 AM EST Tue Feb 7 2023
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