Wintry Conditions Over The Rockies, Heavy Rainfall And Flash Flooding Threat Over The Desert Southwest

Remnant moisture from what was once Tropical Storm Raymond will continue to produce heavy rainfall and the threat for flash flooding over the Desert Southwest into Thursday. Heavy snow will also be possible over parts of the Rockies, and will likely cause hazardous travel. Meanwhile, critical fire weather conditions continue across northern California into Thursday morning.
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Last Update: 436 PM EST Wed Nov 20 2019

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Key West, FL Local Forecast Office

16NM NNW Vaca Cut FL

Marine Zone Forecast


...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION FOR INCREASING WINDS...
Synopsis: A ridge of high pressure will move to the East Coast states tonight, then shift towards the western Atlantic by Thursday night, elongating into an east west ridge axis over North Florida during Friday. The ridge axis will settle down the peninsula and reach South Florida on Saturday. The next cold front may cross the Keys waters on Sunday, with winds clocking from northwest back to northeast again by late Monday.

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

63 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key. 33 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys. 23 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West. 13 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 11 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon. 3 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada. 2 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo. 3 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Tonight
Northeast winds near 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots this evening. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming choppy.
Thursday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming east to northeast and decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. nearshore waters choppy, becoming a light to moderate chop.
Thursday Night
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
Friday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Friday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
Saturday
Southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
Saturday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Sunday
Winds becoming west at 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Sunday Night
Northwest to north winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
Monday
Northwest to north winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop.
Monday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
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Last Update: 436 PM EST Wed Nov 20 2019
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