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 to south winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
South to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
West winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming northwest to north after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers.
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Isolated showers.
Northwest to north winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming west to northwest in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming northwest to north and increasing to near 20 knots early in the morning. seas 2 to 4 feet. Numerous showers.
Northwest to north winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet, building to 5 to 8 feet in the afternoon. Isolated showers.
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet.
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet, subsiding to 2 to 5 feet in the afternoon.
North to northeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet.