Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of Halfmoon Shoal out 20 NM Marine Forecast
|Today...Tropical Storm Conditions Expected. South To Southwest Winds 30 To 40 Knots, Becoming Southwest And Decreasing To 20 To 25 Knots. Seas 9 To 12 Feet, Subsiding To 7 To 10 Feet This Afternoon. Numerous Showers And Scattered Thunderstorms.|
|Tonight...Tropical Storm Conditions Possible. Southwest Winds 20 To 25 Knots, Becoming Southwest To West And Decreasing To Near 20 Knots. Seas 6 To 9 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Thursday...Southwest To West Winds 15 To 20 Knots. Seas 5 To 7 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Thursday Night...West Winds Near 15 Knots, Decreasing To 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Friday...West Winds 10 To 15 Knots, Decreasing To Near 10 Knots. Seas 4 To 6 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Friday Night...West Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Saturday...West To Northwest Winds 5 To 10 Knots. Seas 2 To 4 Feet. Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms.|
|Saturday Night...Variable Winds Near 5 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Sunday...Northwest To North Winds Near 5 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Sunday Night...North To Northeast Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming North. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Key West FL
1246am EDT Wednesday September 28 2022
Issued at 1241am EDT Wednesday September 28 2022 A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the far western waters, including the western Straits of Florida and the offshore Gulf of Mexico coastal waters surrounding the Dry Tortugas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the nearshore and offshore waters of the Florida Keys, including the Florida Bay, Bayside and Gulfside waters, Hawk Channel, and the Straits of Florida south of the island chain. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Lower Keys and a Storm Surge Watch is in effect for all of the Middle and Upper Keys, with current coastal flooding and high tides likely to be exacerbated by the passage of potential Major Hurricane Ian on Tuesday and Wednesday.
From synopsis, Major Hurricane Ian is currently moving across the outer western fringes of the western coastal waters, and will continue north to northeastward towards the Florida Peninsula over the next several days. Peak winds and seas will occur through Wednesday morning in the Florida Keys coastal waters. While winds will gradually slacken tomorrow afternoon through Thursday, marine hazards from dangerous seas will continue for several days, particularly for the western marine zones. Mariners should continue to monitor the latest information provided by the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service office in Key West. Marine conditions will vastly improve over the weekend, when a weak pressure pattern will promote light to gentle, generally westerly breezes.
NOAA Key West FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...Flood Watch until 6am EDT early this morning for FLZ076>078.
Storm Surge Watch for FLZ076-077.
Tropical Storm Warning for FLZ076>078.
Storm Surge Warning for FLZ078.
GM...Tropical Storm Warning for GMZ031-032-035-042>044-052>054- 072>074.
Hurricane Warning for GMZ033-034-055-075.