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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1004 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Scattered showers with a few thunderstorms have favored the Gulf
waters well offshore from Mainland Monroe county early this
morning. A small patch of convection has strengthened well
offshore from the Upper Keys in the Atlantic over the past few
hours. A weak steering wind field has all these storms moving
relatively slowly.

The early morning sounding local sounding shows a light and veered
lower profile under a deep southwesterly flow extending through
the mid and upper levels. We are moist and unstable, and there is
a shallow layer of convective resistance at low layers. But this
should be easily overcome through the day, and overall moisture
should actually nudge upward through the afternoon. I see no
reason to update the zone forecast that was issued earlier this
morning.

&&

.MARINE...
Aside from numerous showers with a few thunderstorms, a weak
pressure pattern will persist across the coastal waters
surrounding the Florida Keys in the near term. No advisories or
cautionary headlines for small craft are necessary.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions are expected to prevail for the most part today. SHRA
or TSRA could affect any of the terminals producing MVFR or IFR vis
and/or cigs. Otherwise, winds will be variable at 5 to 10 knots.

&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
GM...None.

&&

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...04
Aviation/Nowcasts....KN
Data Collection......Fling

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