Marine Weather Net

Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry Tortugas out 20 NM Marine Forecast


TODAY

ESE
WINDS
20
KNOTS

TONIGHT

ESE
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

FRIDAY

ESE
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

FRIDAY NIGHT

ESE
WINDS
15 - 20
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
GMZ055 Forecast Issued: 430 AM EST Thu Feb 09 2023

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
Today...East To Southeast Winds Near 20 Knots, Decreasing To 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 7 Feet. Isolated Showers.
Tonight...East To Southeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots, Increasing To Near 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 7 Feet. Isolated Showers.
Friday...East To Southeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet. Isolated Showers.
Friday Night...East To Southeast Winds 15 To 20 Knots, Becoming Southeast To South And Decreasing To Near 15 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday...Southeast To South Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Becoming Southwest To West And Increasing To Near 15 Knots In The Afternoon. Seas 2 To 5 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Saturday Night...West To Northwest Winds Near 15 Knots, Increasing To 15 To 20 Knots After Midnight. Seas 2 To 5 Feet, Building To 5 To 8 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.
Sunday...Northwest Winds 15 To 20 Knots, Increasing To Near 20 Knots. Seas 5 To 8 Feet. Isolated Showers.
Sunday Night...Northwest Winds Near 20 Knots, Becoming Northwest To North And Decreasing To 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 4 To 7 Feet.
Monday...Northwest To North Winds Near 15 Knots, Becoming North To Northeast And Decreasing To 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet, Subsiding To 3 To 4 Feet.
Monday Night...North To Northeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming Northeast To East And Increasing To 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 5 Feet.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
444am EST Thu Feb 9 2023

Marine
Issued at 444am EST Thu Feb 9 2023 Small Craft Advisory remains in effect for the Straits of Florida through this evening for east winds near 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots and seas of 5 to 8 feet. Small Craft Exercise Caution Headlines are in effect for the Bayside/Gulfside and Hawk Channel with Small Craft Exercise Caution headlines in effect for the Florida Bay and deep Gulf coastal waters. From synopsis, Moderate to fresh east to southeasterly breezes will prevail today and tonight as surface high pressure continues sliding off to the east further into the western North Atlantic. East to southeasterly breezes continue through Friday before slackening to gentle to moderate breezes for a time period Friday night into Saturday as a frontal boundary approaches the Florida Keys. In the wake of the cold front on Saturday evening, breezes will freshen from the northwest to north as high pressure builds in behind. Slackening breezes are anticipated Sunday night and Monday as the high pressure slides across the Florida Peninsula with breezes clocking around to north to northeast.

Climate
On this date in 1895, the daily record cold high temperature of 52F was recorded. This is also the coldest high temperature ever recorded in February. Temperature records in February for Key West date back to 1872.

NOAA Key West FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...None. GM...Small Craft Advisory until 11pm EST this evening for GMZ052>055- 072>075.