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FXUS62 KKEY 261404

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

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


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.


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.





Data Collection......Fling

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