Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1030 AM EST Sat Feb 4 2023
.SYNOPSIS...Strong northeast to east breezes will prevail across
the Keys coastal waters this afternoon and this evening, as
strong high pressure moves offshore from the Mid Atlantic states.
Easterly breezes will begin to slacken late tonight, then become
southeast and weaken further on Sunday as the high moves further
offshore. After a short period of light to gentle breezes Sunday
night into Monday, easterly breezes will quickly freshen once
again Monday evening and remain fresh to strong through midweek,
due to another high pressure building into the southeastern United
The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of
26 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
12 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
14 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
13 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
20 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
22 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
10 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out
to the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
1030 AM EST Sat Feb 4 2023
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT
Northeast winds near 20 knots, becoming
northeast to east. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 4 to 5 feet west of
Cosgrove Shoal Light. Nearshore waters rough. Isolated showers,
becoming scattered with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.
Northeast to east winds near 20 knots, becoming east
and decreasing to near 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet, except 4
to 5 feet west of Cosgrove Shoal Light. Nearshore waters rough,
becoming a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated
East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming
southeast and decreasing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 4 feet, subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light
to moderate chop, becoming smooth to a light chop. Scattered
showers and isolated thunderstorms.
North winds near 5 knots, increasing to 5 to
10 knots after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters
smooth, becoming smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and
Northeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Nearshore waters a light chop. Isolated showers.
Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots early,
increasing to near 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, building to 2 to 4
feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop, becoming rough.
TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
East winds near 20 knots. Seas 3 to
4 feet. Nearshore waters rough. Isolated showers.
East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas
2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters a moderate chop. Isolated showers.