Major Storm Arriving Into The Western U.S.

A major Pacific storm system will arrive into the Pacific Northwest and produce locally heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, gusty winds and a slew of marine hazards. This significant storm will dig down the West Coast over the weekend into the Southwestern U.S. For Saturday and Sunday, expect heavy to excessive rainfall along the California coast and widespread heavy mountain snow across the West.
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Last Update: 430 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2022

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

3NM N Pulaski Shoal Light FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: A weak surface high pressure located in the north central Gulf of Mexico will promote gentle to moderate breezes into Saturday. Breezes will slacken this weekend as the high shifts east over Florida and remain light until the middle of next week. By Tuesday into Wednesday, the high will shift further east, allowing breezes to freshen.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of December 10...

67 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 56 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 42 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 26 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 19 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 5 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. Less than 1 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 2 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
North to northeast winds near 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet, building to 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday
North to northeast winds 10 to 15 knots early, decreasing to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.
Saturday Night
North to northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday
Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming north to northeast and decreasing to near 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas around 1 foot.
Sunday Night
North to northeast winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Monday
North to northeast winds near 5 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Monday Night
North to northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas building to around 1 foot.
Tuesday
Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, becoming east to southeast. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday Night
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Wednesday And Wednesday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
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Last Update: 430 PM EST Fri Dec 9 2022
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