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FXUS62 KKEY 221455

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1055 AM EDT Sat Oct 22 2016

A mostly dry cold front cleared the Florida Keys this morning, and
is moving steadily southward over the Straits of Florida.  Current
air temperatures remain in the upper 70s.  However, dewpoint
temperatures have fallen into the mid 60s, with freshening northerly
breezes under mostly sunny skies.

Forecasts were updated to account for differences in expected
afternoon wind speeds from east to west across the service area.  A
Small Craft Advisory was issued for the coastal waters west of the
Seven Mile Bridge.

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the coastal waters west of
the Seven Mile Bridge.  Small craft caution headlines cover the
other zones except Florida Bay.  A cold front will move southward
across the Straits of Florida and Cuba this afternoon and tonight.
A large area of high pressure over the southeastern United States
will generate fresh to strong north to northeast breezes from this
afternoon through Wednesday night.

Prevailing VFR conditions are expected at the Key West and Marathon
island terminals. Moderate and gusty northerly breezes will persist
through the end of the forecast period. Rain chances will remain
near nil through 23/18z, so no reductions to VIS/CIG`s are

The last time temperatures in Key West dipped below 70F dates back
to May the 8th 2016, some 167 days ago. The average date for such
an occurrence is October 24th. Temperature records in Key West date
back to 1872.

GM...Small Craft Advisory in effect for GMZ033-GMZ034-GMZ035-


Data Collection......Fling

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