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FXUS62 KKEY 261813

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
213 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

Around the Keys area, one lone shower has been pulsing as it
travels northward for the past 5 hours. This shower is currently
on the north side of Duck Key and looks as if it has finally run
its course. Outside of the area around the showers, skies are
mostly sunny. Winds are east to southeast around 10 knots across
the Keys area.

No changes are anticipated for this forecast cycle. Winds will
gradually increase through Thursday night as a trough moves out of
the Colorado Front Range. Winds will surge on Friday due to high
pressure over the Atlantic being compressed by this trough, which
will strengthen the gradient over the area. Will add a slight
chance of showers to the forecast on Saturday through Sunday night
mainly due to speed convergence in the east to southeast winds.
The trough will lift out to the northeast on Monday. An area of
high pressure will move eastward across the Gulf of Mexico on
Monday that will decrease east winds through Wednesday. decreasing
winds and a bit more unstable airmass will add to a higher
potential for precipitating cloud lines Monday through Wednesday.


Will keep headline out of the forecast through Friday morning. The
Atlantic high pressure will strengthen thursday night and Friday
north of the Keys area. This will result in freshening winds
across the Keys and a small craft advisory is likely Friday
afternoon through the weekend.


VFR conditions will prevail at EYW and MTH this afternoon through at
least Thursday morning. Sustained southeast to south winds of 10 to
15 knots expected from just off the surface to about 3,000 feet.


On this date in Florida Keys weather history, in 1948, 2.79 inches
of rain fell in Key West. This set the daily record for maximum
rainfall measured in Key West on April 26th, a record which still
stands 69 years later. Rainfall records at Key West date back to


Key West  76  86  78  86 / -  -  -  -
Marathon  77  88  78  88 / -  -  -  -




Data Collection......Chesser

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