Synopsis: Moderate southeast to south breezes today will shift
southwest to west on Wednesday. A cold front will blast through
Keys waters Wednesday evening and night, bringing fresh to strong
northwest to northerly breezes. Winds will remain north and likely
fresh through at least Saturday. High pressure along the northern
Gulf coast will shift eastward over the Florida Peninsula by
Sunday, causing breezes to slacken and shift towards the east.
The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
February 25, 2020...
26 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
21 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.
12 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.
6 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.
Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.
Southeast to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop.
Southeast to south winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers.
South to southwest winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers in the morning, then scattered showers in the afternoon.
West winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest to north and increasing to near 20 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet, building to 2 to 5 feet. West of the marquesas keys, seas 2 to 4 feet, building to 5 to 7 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming rough. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet, except 6 to 8 feet west of the marquesas keys. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers in the morning.
Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet, except 5 to 7 feet west of the marquesas keys. Nearshore waters choppy.
Northwest to north winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 4 to 6 feet west of the marquesas keys. Nearshore waters a moderate chop.
Friday Night Through Saturday Night
Northwest to north winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.