WEATHER

Marine forecast from the National Weather Service:

NWS Forecast for: Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef (GMZ042)Issued by: National Weather Service Key West, FLLast Update: 1147 AM EDT SAT MAR 19 2016


This Afternoon: South winds 15 to 20 knots…becoming south to southwest and decreasing 10 to 15 knots late. Seas 2 to 4 feet… Subsiding to 1 to 3 feet late. Nearshore waters choppy…becoming a light to moderate chop late. Isolated showers developing.

Tonight: South to southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers.

Sunday: Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots…becoming west and increasing to 15 to 20 knots late. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters a light to moderate chop…becoming choppy late. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Northwest to north winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas building to 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters very rough. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Monday: North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters very rough. Isolated showers.

Monday Night: North to northeast winds near 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters rough.

Tuesday And Tuesday Night: Northeast to east winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Nearshore waters choppy.

Wednesday And Wednesday Night: East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Nearshore waters choppy. Isolated showers.

And here’s the rest of the story:

This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 62. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday: A slight chance of showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a north wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Wednesday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Friday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 10%.


Lower Matecumbe Beach FL 24.85°N 80.73°W (Elev. 0 ft)

Very windy for most of this first week of spring break, some rain tomorrow and BBrrrrr ouch cold tomorrow night, all day Monday and Monday night.

Capt. Steve Willis
FSB Program Director – RETIRED
Aboard S/V Escape

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