Unsettled West; Tranquil East

The theme this week is for active and unsettled weather in the Western U.S., as a few storms impact the region. One system will track from California to the central Plains over the next two days with heavy snow for the Wyoming terrain. A more significant storm is possible this weekend for the West, especially in California. Meanwhile, the East will be tranquil this week with mild temperatures.
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Last Update: 308 PM EDT Mon Oct 18 2021

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Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...
Synopsis: A weakening stationary front over the Florida Keys and adjacent coastal waters will gradually dissipate over the next few days. Meanwhile, a robust high pressure ridge will build over the southeastern United States and Florida. The ridge will help maintain fresh northeast to east breezes across Florida Keys coastal waters tonight through Thursday, with east breezes likely to diminish some by the weekend.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of October 16...

29 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 18 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 16 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 18 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. 13 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 7 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Tuesday
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Isolated showers.
Wednesday Night And Thursday
Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday Night And Friday
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Friday Night
East winds near 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Saturday And Saturday Night
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 308 PM EDT Mon Oct 18 2021
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