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FXUS62 KKEY 250229

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1029 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

Under partly cloudy skies and northwest winds averaging near 15
mph, temperatures are in the lower to mid 70s along the island
chain. Meanwhile, local radars are not detecting any precipitation
echoes in our region. Surface wise, a cool front is draped just
east of the easternmost Florida Straits, with a ridge of high
pressure located over the western Gulf of Mexico. On our marine
district, winds are west to northwest near 15 knots.


.SHORT TERM...(Rest of Tonight) In wake of the cold front which
pushed through our entire county warning area late this evening,
slightly cooler and drier air will filter in. Despite weak cold
air advection, a predominate northwest trajectory blowing across
very warm Gulf of Mexico waters will limit the extent of cooling.
With that said, have already updated the forecast to remove pops
with low temperatures hovering around 70 degrees.


A brief spell of moderate to occasional fresh west to northwest
winds will abate quickly by morning.


Expect VFR at EYW & MTH through the terminal forecast period. Very
sporadic MVFR ceilings cannot be ruled out due to passing bands of
stratocumulus off the gulf, but probability and duration will both
be very low. Northwesterly winds near 10 knots will decrease to 5-10
knots overnight, and return to near 10 knots after sunrise, with
afternoon gusts near 15 knots.




Data Collection......Fling

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