Winter Impacts Finally Easing in the West; Rain and Storms Across the South; Flooding Threat in Hawaii

Impacts from the strong winter storm across the west will continue to ease through the day. However, additional mountain snow and rain will be possible through Tuesday. A front stretching from the Upper Midwest through the Southern Plains will increase heavy rain and thunderstorms from the Upper to Lower Mississippi Valley. In Hawaii, rounds of heavy rain will lead to flooding potential today.
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Coastal Waters Forecast for Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef (GMZ042) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef (GMZ042)
Issued by: National Weather Service Key West, FL
Last Update: 1028 AM EST Mon Mar 4 2024




This Afternoon: Northeast to east winds 5 to 10 knots, increasing to near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth to a light chop, becoming a light chop. Isolated showers.

Tonight: Northeast to east winds near 10 knots, becoming east to southeast and increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, building to 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light chop, becoming a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.

Tuesday: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.

Tuesday Night: East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming southeast to south and increasing to near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Southeast to south winds near 15 knots, becoming south and decreasing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet, subsiding to around 2 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming south to southwest after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet, subsiding to around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday: South to southwest winds near 5 knots, becoming variable. Seas around 1 foot. Nearshore waters smooth. Isolated showers.

Thursday Night: Variable winds near 5 knots, becoming east to southeast and increasing to 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot, building to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters smooth, becoming smooth to a light chop.

Friday: East to southeast winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. seas building to 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters becoming a light to moderate chop.

Friday Night: East to southeast winds near 15 knots, becoming southeast and increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, building to 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop, becoming choppy.



Zone Forecast: Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef (GMZ042)

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