FZUS52 KKEY 201435

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
1035 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

Florida Bay...Hawk Channel and Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to
south of Dry Tortugas...and the extreme southeastern Gulf of
Mexico...including The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Seas are given as significant wave height...which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

Synopsis for Keys coastal waters from Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas
1035 AM EDT Mon May 20 2019

.SYNOPSIS...A weak ridge axis will stretch across north and 
central Florida this afternoon through Tuesday night. A large high
pressure cell will consolidate over the western North Atlantic
Wednesday through Friday. Freshening easterly breezes are 
expected Wednesday night and Thursday as the high pressure builds
southward down Florida. 

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of May 

34 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
13 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
11 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
13 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
13 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
 8 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 4 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 3 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office.