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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1053 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...A COOL MORNING ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS. LOCATIONS IN
THE UPPER KEYS REMAIN IN THE UPPER 50S...WHILE OBSERVING STATIONS IN
THE LOWER KEYS HAVE CREPT INTO THE MID 60S. A SURGE OF COLD AIR
ADVECTION/DRAINAGE OVERSWEPT THE ISLANDS SHORTLY BEFORE SUNRISE.
SINCE THEN...DEWPOINTS HAVE FALLEN FIFTEEN DEGREES AND NORTHERLY
WINDS HAVE AVERAGED AS HIGH AS 20 KNOTS (SEE OBSERVATIONS FROM
LONF1). THE MOST RECENT OBSERVATIONS ACROSS THE MARINE DISTRICT
INDICATE BREEZES HAVE SLACKENED. SKIES ARE SUNNY AND THE RADAR IS
ECHO FREE.

.FORECAST...TODAY WILL REMAIN COOL AND SUNNY...WITH HIGHS STRUGGLING
TO CLIMB THROUGH THE 60S. WINDS WILL LIKELY DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY
THIS AFTERNOON SOUTHWEST OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...ONLY TO
REINVIGORATE OVERNIGHT. THE FORECAST HANDLES THE PATTERN WELL AND
NEEDS NO CHANGES.

&&

.MARINE...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS SOUTH OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. AREAS IN THE LEE OF THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA MAY TEMPORARILY DROP TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON...BUT THIS DECREASE WILL BE SHORT LIVED. ANOTHER SURGE IN
NORTH TO NORTHEAST BREEZES IS EXPECTED TONIGHT. A HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WILL DROP SOUTHWARD THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY...AS A RESULT... FRESH NORTHERLY BREEZES
WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE AND VEER TO THE EAST. THEREAFTER...HIGH
PRESSURE WILL REBUILD ACROSS THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS WITH CLEAR SKIES WILL PREVAIL AT ISLAND
TERMINALS THIS AFTERNOON. NORTH WINDS ON THE LOW SIDE OF 10 TO 15
KNOTS GUSTING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WILL RELAX A BIT THIS AFTERNOON...BUT
STRENGTHEN BACK TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AND OCCASIONALLY GUSTY TONIGHT.

&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........CLR
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....11
DATA COLLECTION.......FLING

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