As you can see we have very warm SSTs near Florida, though not into the lower-mid ninties. As Clark said, it's probably near-shore surface temps that warmed from daytime heating. Here in MD we're running 82-86F temps in the bay, and that is very high. Usually we sit in the upper 70's or perhaps very low 80's during the summer.
Bear in mind that hurricanes stir up subsurface water through wave action, and if the near-surface subsurface water temps aren't near surface temps the hurricane won't strengthen as much. Normal wave actions help equalize the temps between surface and near-surface. Coastlines don't have the depth to have much divergent temps, so the just ordinary wave action won't cause the surface temps to drop as much, so you'll get higher temps regularly near shorelines than in open water.
Just a couple conversions: 25C = 77F 30C = 86F 35C = 95F
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