Synopsis For Keys Coastal Waters From Ocean Reef To Dry Tortugas
An area of high pressure will persist over most of the Gulf of Mexico for the next several days. The high will move east over the Florida Peninsula to the western North Atlantic Friday through Sunday. Pressures falling in the Gulf of Mexico will result in moderate southeasterlies early next week. The approximate shoreward edge of the Gulf Stream as of April 24... 36 nm south of Dry Tortugas light...on Loggerhead Key. 25 nm south of Cosgrove Shoal light...off the Marquesas Keys. 29 nm south of Sand Key light...off Key West. 27 nm south of Looe Key...off Big Pine Key. 17 nm south of Sombrero Key light...off Marathon. 12 nm southeast of Alligator Reef light...off Islamorada. 13 nm southeast of Molasses Reef light...off Key Largo. 6 nm east of Carysfort Reef light...off Ocean Reef. Gulf Stream information courtesy of the naval oceanographic office.