Synopsis: Gentle to moderate southeast breezes will prevail
across Florida Keys coastal waters this evening, as low pressure
moves eastward across the Gulf of Mexico. The low will weaken
tonight, with gentle to moderate breezes rapidly clocking around
from southeast to south and southwest. Gentle to moderate
northwest to north breezes will develop Wednesday night and
continue through Friday. A powerful cold front is forecast to
blast through the Keys waters late Friday night, followed by
strong northerly winds through much of the weekend.
The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of January
51 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
15 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
8 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
7 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
9 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
7 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
6 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
Southeast winds near 10 knots, becoming southeast to south. Bay waters a light chop. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
South to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming north early in the morning. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
North winds near 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Isolated showers.
Northwest to north winds near 5 knots, becoming southwest to west in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. Scattered showers.
Northwest to north winds 20 to 25 knots. Bay waters very rough. Isolated showers.
Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots late. Bay waters choppy, becoming very rough late.
North winds 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to near 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters very rough, becoming a moderate chop in the afternoon.
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop.