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FXUS62 KKEY 250318

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1018 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

Mostly clear skies were observed earlier this evening across most
of the Keys, with the exception of low stratus clouds that
affected the west end of the Lower Keys. These clouds moved in
from the Gulf waters after lingering to out north all afternoon.
The local Doppler radar remained free of any precipitation echoes.
Temperatures were in the lower 70s along the Keys with 5 to 10 knots
winds from the west northwest.

A low pressure system to the east of northern Florida will continue
to move northeast tonight and tomorrow Saturday along the southeast
coast of United States. Locally, the Florida Keys will enjoy
light winds due to the lack of any pressure gradient on Saturday.
A low pressure bordering the south side of the Great Lakes this
weekend and its extending trough to the southwest, will move east
over the southeast U.S. It will then reach the Florida peninsula
tomorrow night and possibly reach the Keys on Sunday as a weak
cold front. Only a dime rain chances, if any, will be possible for
Sunday night and Monday. No changes to the current forecast were


Light winds from the northwest were observed this evening across
the available marine stations. These will drop on Saturday morning
across the Florida Keys coastal waters and pick up again late
tomorrow to around 10 knots.


Patchy stratocumulus across the Lower Keys this evening. This may
result in some brief periods of broken MVFR ceilings through 06Z.
Otherwise, expect VFR conditions through the period with mostly
clear skies. West to northwest winds 5 to 10 knots are expected.




Data Collection......Vickery

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