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FXUS62 KKEY 290146
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
946 PM EDT THU APR 28 2016

.DISCUSSION...
UNDER MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WITH A GENTLE EAST BREEZE...THE TEMPERATURES
IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE IN THE UPPER 70S. ASIDE FROM SOME BIRDS THAT
RECENTLY LAUNCHED NORTHWARD FROM THE ISLAND CHAIN...THERE ARE NO
ECHOES ON KBYX DOPPLER RADAR.

HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE ALIGNED ACROSS THE STATE FROM THE ATLANTIC
CONTINUES TO SAG SOUTHWARD THIS EVENING...BUT NOT FAR. THE LATE
EVENING LOCAL SOUNDING SHOWS A RELATIVELY DRY AIRMASS STILL IN
PLACE...WITH LIGHT WINDS BACKED TO THE NORTH INTO THE MID LAYERS.
THERE ARE A FEW SHALLOW LAYERS OF CONVECTIVE RESISTANCE IN THE LOW
LAYERS. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED...NO CHANGE TO THE AFTERNOON ZONE
FORECAST IS WARRANTED. TEMPERATURES SHOULD LOSE ONLY A COUPLE MORE
DEGREES FROM THEIR PRESENT READINGS WITH A MOSTLY GENTLE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST BREEZE.

&&

.MARINE...
THE UPCOMING COASTAL WATERS UPDATE WILL HAVE ONLY MINOR WIND
DIRECTION ADJUSTMENTS FOR A COUPLE OF THE MARINE GROUPINGS. BUT WITH
BREEZES REMAINING MOSTLY GENTLE...THIS IS NOT A LARGE CHANGE. NO
CAUTIONARY HEADLINES IN THE SHORT TERM FOR SMALL CRAFT IN ANY OF THE
MARINE ZONES.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
THROUGH THE ENTIRE FORECAST PERIOD.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....04
DATA COLLECTION.......CHESSER

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