Marine Weather Net

Bayside and Gulf side from Craig Key to West End of Seven Mile Bridge Marine Forecast


TONIGHT

ESE
WINDS
10
KNOTS

THURSDAY

ESE
WINDS
10
KNOTS

THURSDAY NIGHT

ESE
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

FRIDAY

ESE
WINDS
10
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ032 Forecast Issued: 432 PM EDT Wed Jul 06 2022

Tonight...East To Southeast Winds Near 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters A Light Chop. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Thursday...East To Southeast Winds Near 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters A Light Chop. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Thursday Night...East To Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Nearshore Waters A Light To Moderate Chop. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.
Friday...East To Southeast Winds Near 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters A Light Chop. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Friday Night...Southeast Winds Near 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters A Light Chop. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday...Southeast To South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters Smooth To A Light Chop. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday Night...Southeast To South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters Smooth To A Light Chop. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.
Sunday And Sunday Night...South Winds Near 5 Knots. Seas Less Than 1 Foot. Nearshore Waters Smooth. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.
Monday...South Winds Near 5 Knots. Seas Less Than 1 Foot. Nearshore Waters Smooth. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Monday Night...Southeast To South Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 1 Foot Or Less. Nearshore Waters Smooth To A Light Chop. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
130pm EDT Wednesday July 6 2022

As of this writing, no significant shower activity has occurred today. Only a few small isolated showers detected by KBYX radar, and absolutely no thunderstorm activity as of yet. In fact, visibility satellite imagery shows the Florida Straits as fairly clear with only a few non-convective cloud streets. Streamers emanating from the islands have shown no signs of thickening. However, it is early days and given the ambient potential instability convection is certainly possible later this afternoon and early evening. In the short term, tonight and tomorrow, the atmospheric profile remains fairly static. With no changes of note in moisture or kinematics, Probability of Precipitation will remain in the chance category. This general scenario should persist through the remainder of the week. Other than some drier air forecast to move through the area Thursday evening, the forecast will remain unchanged.

Heading into the weekend, a high amplitude trough will dig into the CONUS east coast, which will become the eastern extent of a developing omega block over CONUS. This will serve to shunt the Atlantic ridge southward, reminiscent of the synoptic pattern which plagued us in June. This will push the axis of the ridge southward, and by Saturday it will be positioned over the Keys area and extend into the Gulf. With the ridge axis overhead, winds will be light and variable at different periods, a col like pattern. In this general synoptic environment, mesoscale processes will be dominant. The block will hold well into next week, maintaining a favorable environment for cloud lines along the islands to flourish, and likely increase the probability of waterspouts.

Marine
Gentle to moderate southeasterly breezes will continue through this evening and overnight. Winds over Hawk Channel and the Florida Straits will a few knots higher than the Florida Bay and Gulf waters. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible, with slightly more coverage in the Gulf waters. This general flow pattern with gentle to moderate southeasterly winds will persist through the remainder of the week and then begin to slacken by this weekend.

NOAA Key West FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...None. GM...None.