Beta Nears the Texas Coast; Teddy Brings Swells and Rip Currents to the East Coast

Beta will bring the risk of flooding from the middle Texas coast to southeast Louisiana. Life-threatening storm surge may occur along portions of the Texas and Louisiana coast through Tuesday. Rainfall will also gradually spread across Southeast U.S. through the week. Hurricane Teddy will remain in the Atlantic but bring swells, dangerous surf, and rip currents to much of the east coast.
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Last Update: 438 AM EDT Mon Sep 21 2020

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

7NM E Vaca Cut FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS EVENING...
Synopsis: Winds will become northeast and slowly begin to freshen today. Expect strong northeast to east breezes tonight, and fresh to occasional strong easterly breezes will linger Tuesday night, then moderate to occasionally fresh breezes will peak and lull from Wednesday through Thursday. Diminished southeasterly breezes are possible Friday and Friday night.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of September 19...

25 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 35 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 32 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 26 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 20 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 12 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 9 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
Winds becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots, then increasing to near 15 knots late this afternoon. Seas building to 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop, becoming a moderate chop late. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing.
Tonight
Northeast to east winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots with occasional gusts near 35 knots. Seas building to 3 to 6 feet. Nearshore waters becoming extremely rough. Winds and seas higher near showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Northeast to east winds 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. nearshore waters very rough, becoming rough. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
East winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. nearshore waters rough. Isolated showers.
Wednesday
East winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Wednesday Night
East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday
East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Friday And Friday Night
Southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 438 AM EDT Mon Sep 21 2020
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