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FXUS62 KKEY 010140

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
940 PM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

A few pockets of showers and thunderstorms from earlier this evening
have rained out. Current loop of the KBYX doppler radar show short-
lived light showers popping up in the Atlantic waters well offshore
from the middle and upper Keys. Otherwise, skies are partly cloudy
along the island chain with a light easterly breeze. Temperatures are
in the lower 80s.

The late evening local sounding shows a relatively moist profile, but
the conditional instability will need to overcome some low level
inhibition. With the light flow, a few showers or even thunderstorms
can not be ruled out through the overnight period. Will make no
changes to the afternoon zone forecast with the expected conditions
advertised well.


There is no need to make any significant changes to the coastal
waters forecast this evening. Expect light to gentle easterly breezes
across all waters surrounding the Florida Keys overnight.


VFR conditions will prevail through the nighttime hours at both the
Key West and Marathon International Terminals. The evening sounding
revealed some low level inhibition that will cap much of the
activity overnight, with daytime heating leading to cloud line
development once again after 01/15z. Have vicinity showers in the
TAF for now and will update due to timing of evolution.


On this date in Keys Weather History, 1934, the low temperature
recorded in Key West was 70 degrees. This set the daily record for
minimum temperature for Key West on May 31st, which stands 82 years
later. Temperature records for Key West date back to 1872.






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