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FXUS62 KKEY 041536
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1036 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - DEEP LAYERED RIDGING IS IN PLACE ACROSS THE KEYS...WHILE
A LONG RIDGE STRETCHES FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC TO FLORIDA AND THE
GULF OF MEXICO. WINDS HAVE RELAXED THIS MORNING...AND ARE NOW GENTLE
TO MODERATE OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST. STABLE CONDITIONS WILL LOTS OF DRY
AIR ALOFT IS PREVENTING SHOWER DEVELOPMENT...AND SKIES ARE MOSTLY
SUNNY WITH JUST A MIX OF FEW CU AND STRATOCU. TEMPERATURES ARE
SITTING NEAR 80 DEGREES WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 70.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (THIS AFTERNOON) - SURFACE WINDS WILL REMAIN
GENTLE TO MODERATE OUT OF THE EAST TO SOUTHEAST TODAY. STABLE
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE...AND MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WITH ESSENTIALLY
ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN. TEMPS WILL CLIMB A FEW MORE DEGREES INTO THE
LOWER 80S WITH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES REMAINING NEAR 70. NO UPDATE
REQUIRED FOR THE LOCAL FORECAST.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS HAVE RELAXED A BIT THIS MORNING...AND SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES
HAVE BEEN LOWERED. A CAUTION REMAINS ACROSS THE FLORIDA STRAITS DUE
TO RESIDUAL SEAS...AND WINDS IN THE 15 TO 20 KNOT RANGE. WINDS WILL
BE WEAKEST OVER THE COOLER AND DEEPER GULF WATERS. OUTSIDE OF
ADJUSTING INITIAL AND TRANSITIONAL WIND AND SEA WORDING...NO CHANGES
WERE MADE IN THE MORNING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON
AIRPORTS. FEW CUMULUS CLOUDS WITH BASES AROUND 020 ARE EXPECTED
TODAY. WINDS GENERALLY SOUTHEAST WILL BE 8 TO 12 KNOTS WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS NEAR 20 KNOTS...A FEW KNOTS STRONGER BETWEEN 2 AND 4
KFT.

&&

.CLIMATE...
FOR TODAY IN KEY WEST...THE NORMAL MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE IS 77F AND
THE NORMAL MINIMUM TEMPERATURE IS 67F. THIS MORNINGS MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 75F AND AS OF 1030 AM THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
OBSERVED AT KEY WEST WAS ALREADY 79F...BOTH TEMPERATURES ABOVE
AVERAGE.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....KN
DATA COLLECTION.......PARKE

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