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Relatively quiet weather pattern over much of the U.S.

A quieter weather pattern will continue to set up for most of the U.S. as arctic air continues to surge southward behind a cold front sweeping across the Southeast U.S. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 30 degrees below climate averages from the southern Plains to the Northeast on Friday.
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Last Update: 429 PM EST THU MAR 5 2015

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Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and Buttonwood Sound

Marine Zone Forecast

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.


  • SynopsisA WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE EXTENDING ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL SLIDE SOUTHEASTWARD INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL STALL ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA ON FRIDAY WHILE A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THE APPROXIMATE SHOREWARD EDGE OF THE GULF STREAM AS OF MARCH 4...

    47 NM SOUTH OF DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...ON LOGGERHEAD KEY. 35 NM SOUTH OF COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT...OFF THE MARQUESAS KEYS. 32 NM SOUTH OF SAND KEY LIGHT...OFF KEY WEST. 12 NM SOUTH OF LOOE KEY...OFF BIG PINE KEY. 12 NM SOUTH OF SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...OFF MARATHON. 17 NM SOUTHEAST OF ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...OFF ISLAMORADA. 15 NM SOUTHEAST OF MOLASSES REEF LIGHT...OFF KEY LARGO. 5 NM EAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...OFF OCEAN REEF.

    GULF STREAM INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE.
  • Tonight East to southeast winds near 10 knots...becoming northeast late. Bay waters a light chop.
  • Friday Variable winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to a light chop.
  • Friday Night Northeast winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters becoming a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
  • Saturday And Saturday Night Northeast to east winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
  • Sunday East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.
  • Sunday Night Through Tuesday Night East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a light to moderate chop. Isolated showers.



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