Florida Bay including Blackwater and Buttonwood Sounds Marine Forecast
|Overnight...East To Southeast Winds Near 10 Knots. Bay Waters A Light Chop.|
|Tuesday...Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Bay Waters Smooth To A Light Chop.|
|Tuesday Night...South Winds Near 10 Knots. Bay Waters A Light Chop.|
|Wednesday...Southwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Becoming West. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop. Isolated Showers.|
|Wednesday Night...Northwest Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop. Isolated Showers.|
|Thursday...Northwest To North Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop. Isolated Showers.|
|Thursday Night...North Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop.|
|Friday...Northeast To East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop.|
|Friday Night...Northeast To East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop. Isolated Showers.|
|Saturday...Northeast To East Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Increasing To Near 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Light To Moderate Chop, Becoming A Moderate Chop. Scattered Showers.|
|Saturday Night...North Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Bay Waters Choppy. Isolated Showers.|
| Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas: GMZ005|
1041 PM EST Mon Mar 1 2021
The Florida Keys will remain in the western periphery of the subtropical ridge, allowing for gentle to moderate breezes to prevail through Thursday night. Breezes will clock around to the northwest on Wednesday night and continue through Thursday night with minor peaks and lulls. Winds continue to clock around to the northeast by Friday. The next front slides through Saturday with freshening breezes.
The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of February 27...
- 51 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
- 30 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
- 18 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
- 6 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
- 7 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
- 9 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.
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Key West FL
1042pm EST Monday Mar 1 2021
Currently - Deep layered ridging remains entrenched across the area with the surface and lower level ridges displaced east of Florida and ridging into the Gulf of Mexico. This is resulting in light to gentle east to southeasterly breezes across the Keys and surrounding waters. Stable conditions prevail with multiple subsidence inversions, the lowest of which is near 950 mb. While no shower activity has been detected by local radars, there are few to scattered stratocumulus seen in satellite, primarily over the Florida Straits. Temperatures are slowly falling through the upper 70s with dew points near 70.
Short Term Update
Ridging will continue to dominate the area through the overnight hours. This will keep stable conditions with essentially no rain chances. Winds will remain light to gentle out of the east to southeast. This will keep overnight lows in the mid 70s with dew points lingering near or slightly above 70. No update is planned for the local forecast.
An Atlantic ridge extending across Florida will maintain light to gentle east to southeasterly breezes on Keys waters overnight. Have only minor changes made in the evening marine update.
NOAA Key West FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories