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FXUS62 KKEY 251430

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1030 AM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

The local Doppler radar detected a few showers and thunderstorms
this morning, mainly over the waters of the Straits of Florida,
the extreme southeast Gulf waters and over the Upper Keys.
Elsewhere, scattered clouds were observed. Temperatures were near
90 degrees along the Keys with light and variable winds.

Hurricane Maria was located to the east of Georgia this morning
and moving north at 7 mph. Locally, the pressure gradient remains
very loose, keeping light to gentle and variable winds over the
Florida Keys. This morning`s upper air sounding analyzed a wet
atmosphere with PWAT values near 2 inches. However, coverage of
showers will remain scattered. No changes were done to the
current forecast.


Winds will be variable and light to gentle this afternoon and
through most of the work week.


Until 00z/26th, VFR conditions will prevail at the Key West and
Marathon terminals. Variable winds of less than 10 knots should
become south to southwest.


On this date in Florida Keys weather history, in 1998, category 2
Hurricane Georges made landfall near Key West, with estimated
winds of around 105 mph.




Data Collection......Fling

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