Cudjoe Key, FL Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Cudjoe Key, FL

June 20, 2024 3:49 PM EDT (19:49 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:37 AM   Sunset 8:19 PM
Moonrise 6:23 PM   Moonset 4:03 AM 
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NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.

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GMZ032 Bayside And Gulf Side From Craig Key To West End Of Seven Mile Bridge- Gulf Of Mexico From West End Of Seven Mile Bridge To Halfmoon Shoal Out To 5 Fathoms- 1027 Am Edt Thu Jun 20 2024

.small craft should exercise caution - .

This afternoon - East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Tonight - East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Friday - East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet, except 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Friday night - East to southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet, except 3 to 4 feet, occasionally to 5 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters choppy, becoming a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Saturday - East to southeast winds near 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet, except 2 to 3 feet west of the marquesas keys. NEarshore waters a moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Saturday night - East to southeast winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. West of the marquesas keys, seas 2 to 3 feet, subsiding to around 2 feet nearshore waters becoming a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Sunday - East to southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. NEarshore waters a light to moderate chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Sunday night - East to southeast winds near 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. NEarshore waters a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Monday - East to southeast winds decreasing to 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 1 foot. NEarshore waters becoming smooth to a light chop. Scattered showers and isolated Thunderstorms.

Monday night - Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less. NEarshore waters smooth to a light chop. Isolated showers and Thunderstorms.

GMZ005 Synopsis For Keys Coastal Waters From Ocean Reef To Dry Tortugas 1027 Am Edt Thu Jun 20 2024

Synopsis - Strong high pressure centered north of bermuda working in tandem with tropical storm alberto near the bay of campeche will result in moderate to fresh breezes through this evening. A second, weak area of low pressure currently east of the bahamas will move west northwest, reaching the southeast u.s by late this evening or overnight. This, along with weakening alberto over mexico, will loosen the pressure gradient, leading to slackening east to southeast breezes for Friday through the first part of next week.
the approximate shoreward edge of the gulf stream as of june 19 - .
67 nm south of dry tortugas light - .on loggerhead key. 35 nm south of cosgrove shoal light - .off the marquesas keys. 28 nm south of sand key light - .off key west. 29 nm south of looe key - .off big pine key. 34 nm south of sombrero key light - .off marathon. 23 nm southeast of alligator reef light - .off islamorada. 19 nm southeast of molasses reef light - .off key largo.
gulf stream information courtesy of the national weather service in key west.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Cudjoe Key, FL
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Area Discussion for - Key West, FL
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FXUS62 KKEY 201834 AFDKEY

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Key West FL 234 PM EDT Thu Jun 20 2024

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DISCUSSION
Issued at 230 PM EDT Thu Jun 20 2024 The Florida Keys remain entrenched in a complicated synoptic- scale pattern. In the upper-levels, CIMSS satellite-derived vorticity product highlights a closed low centered just to the southwest of the upper-levels. Meanwhile, in the lower troposphere, a tropical wave now centered over the northern Bahamas continues to propagate west northwestward towards northern Florida. Surface analysis reveals a weak low pressure system centered near the same location, Tropical Depression Alberto over eastern Mexico continuing to weaken, and a sprawling area of high pressure centered just north of Bermuda bifurcating these features. GOES-16 visible satellite imagery clearly highlights the broad cyclonic (counterclockwise) composite flow straddling the Florida Keys. Skies are partly to mostly cloudy across the Florida Keys and the adjacent nearshore and offshore coastal waters.
Earlier scattered shower and thunderstorm activity has generally waned over the past several hours, as a wave of relatively dry air evident on water vapor imagery upstream of the Keys continues to filter westward. Temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 80s at the island communities.

A challenging forecast will continue over the next several days, as the features described above interact. In addition, another Central American Gyre (CAG) cell is progged to develop over the Yucatan peninsula tomorrow, then slide northwestward into the Bay of Campeche early next week, pushing tropical moisture in our vicinity. All of these features will tend to elevate rain and thunder chances well above climatology. However, an examination of satellite- derived layer- averaged total precipitable water products suggest spokes of dry air from higher latitudes will occasionally propagate into the CWA The first of this has begun, and visible satellite imagery shows mostly clear skies upstream in the vicinity of the Bahamas, including Andros Island. Given this, near-normal rain and thunder chances appears appropriate for tonight.

Friday looks like a transition day, as more moist air progresses into our coastal waters from the east. Forecast soundings for late Friday through Sunday show deep, tropical moisture for this time frame, with the aforementioned upper-level trough lurking in the vicinity. Given this scenario, nearly every shower will have the chance to achieve thunderstorm status, and thus have elected to raise thunder chances to the elevated category for these forecast periods.

The upper-level trough will gradually weaken as it slides southward out of our coastal waters on Sunday. This will be in tandem with the CAG cell dissipating. A climatologically- consistent area of high pressure will build over the North Atlantic. In this scenario, rain chances should return to near normal, driven by any tropical troughs and associated moisture undulations pushing into our area from the east southeast. Due to cloud cover, temperatures will be at or just below normal through the weekend, gradually rebounding to near normal for much of next week.

MARINE
Issued at 230 PM EDT Thu Jun 20 2024 Small craft should continue to exercise caution for all Florida Keys coastal waters overnight except the Florida Bay, with easterly winds 15 to 20 knots. From synopsis, strong high pressure centered north of Bermuda working in tandem with Tropical Depression Alberto over eastern Mexico will result in moderate to fresh breezes through this evening. A second, weak area of low pressure currently near the northern Bahamas will continue to move west northwest, reaching the southeast U.S. by early Friday morning. The interaction of these features will loosen the pressure gradient, leading to slackening east to southeast breezes for Friday through the weekend. High pressure building over the North Atlantic early next week will result in light to gentle southeast to south breezes.

AVIATION
(15Z TAFS)
Issued at 230 PM EDT Thu Jun 20 2024 VFR conditions will prevail at both EYW and MTH through the TAF period. Shower activity will return early this evening so VCSH is included from 20z onward. Near surface winds are easterly at near 15 knots with gusts at times of up to 25 knots.

CLIMATE
On this date in 1983, an F1 tornado produced $2.5m in damage near Lower Sugarloaf Key. There were no tropical cyclones in the area.

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
Key West 88 79 88 79 / 50 30 40 50 Marathon 88 80 88 80 / 40 30 40 50

KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
FL...None.
GM...None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind AirWater WavesinHgDewPt
KYWF1 - 8724580 - Key West, FL 18 mi49 minESE 11G15 88°F 85°F30.04
SMKF1 - Sombrero Key, FL 20 mi29 min 29.98
VCAF1 - 8723970 - Vaca Key, FL 20 mi49 minENE 12G20 82°F 85°F
SANF1 - Sand Key, FL 25 mi29 minE 15G17 83°F 30.0175°F
42095 30 mi49 min 81°F 84°F3 ft
LONF1 - Long Key, FL 36 mi29 minE 15G18 83°F 29.9976°F
JKYF1 - Johnson Key, FL 42 mi109 min 84°F
LRKF1 - Little Rabbit Key, FL 42 mi109 min 85°F
MUKF1 - Murray Key, FL 43 mi109 min 85°F
PKYF1 - Peterson Key, FL 43 mi109 min 84°F
BSKF1 46 mi169 min 84°F
BKYF1 48 mi109 min 84°F
WRBF1 - Whipray Basin, FL 49 mi109 min15 85°F


Wind History for Key West, FL
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Tide / Current for Gopher Key, Cudjoe Bay, Florida
   
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Gopher Key
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Thu -- 02:26 AM EDT     0.43 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 05:03 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 06:37 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:05 AM EDT     1.77 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:18 PM EDT     -0.21 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:23 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:17 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:05 PM EDT     0.95 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Gopher Key, Cudjoe Bay, Florida, Tide feet
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0.7
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0.5
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0.4
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0.7
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6
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1.7
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1.6
11
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1.3
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0.9
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0.5
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0.9


Tide / Current for No Name Key (northeast of), Florida Current
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No Name Key (northeast of)
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Thu -- 01:50 AM EDT     -0.76 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:02 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:33 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 06:36 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:12 AM EDT     0.43 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 10:30 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 01:45 PM EDT     -1.13 knots Max Ebb
Thu -- 05:27 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 07:22 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 08:17 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:58 PM EDT     0.95 knots Max Flood
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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No Name Key (northeast of), Florida Current, knots
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-0.7
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