FZUS52 KKEY 192119

Coastal Waters Forecast for the Florida Keys
National Weather Service Key West FL
419 PM EST Wed Jan 19 2022

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
419 PM EST Wed Jan 19 2022

.SYNOPSIS...Gentle northeast to the east breezes are expected
tonight through Thursday night, as high pressure slides into the 
western North Atlantic. A weak warm front in the vicinity of the 
Florida Keys coastal waters will interact with a developing area
of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in a period of
unsettled weather. A cold front will push south of the Keys 
Sunday through Monday, resulting in a possible period of 
freshening northerly breezes.

The Approximate Shoreward Edge of the Gulf Stream as of January 

48 NM South of Dry Tortugas Light...on Loggerhead Key.
21 NM South of Cosgrove Shoal Light...off the Marquesas Keys.
20 NM South of Sand Key Light...off Key West.
17 NM South of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key.
15 NM South of Sombrero Key Light...off Marathon.
12 NM Southeast of Alligator Reef Light...off Islamorada.
 8 NM Southeast of Molasses Reef Light...off Key Largo.
 1 NM East of Carysfort Reef Light...off Ocean Reef.

Gulf Stream Information Courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic