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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
212 AM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX detects no precipitation echoes in the forecast area. Skies
over the island chain are mostly clear. Winds over land are east
to southeast at 10 to 15 mph. C-MAN winds, on average, are east to
southeast near 15 knots, with gusts near 20 knots. Temperatures
are in the lower 80s.

.SHORT TERM (Today through Monday)...
An Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend across north
central Florida today and tonight. This ridge of high pressure
will retreat eastward Sunday. A cold front will sag southward
over North Florida Sunday night and Monday. Rain chances in the
short term portion of the forecast will steadily increase as
atmospheric moisture gradually escalates.

&&

.LONG TERM (Monday night through Friday)...
The aforementioned cold front will slowly progress southward
through North Florida Monday night and Tuesday. This cold front
will stall over north central Florida Tuesday night and remain in
place Wednesday and Wednesday night, before dissipating Thursday.
An Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend across the
Southeastern United States Thursday night and Friday. The long
term portion of the forecast will be based on climatology.

&&

.MARINE...
Small craft are urged to exercise caution on the coastal waters of
the Florida Straits today due to sustained east to southeast
surface winds of 15 to 20 knots. A Small Craft Advisory may be
required for the coastal waters of the Florida Straits tonight. No
advisories expected Sunday through at least Wednesday night.

&&

.AVIATION...
Expect VFR conditions at EYW and MTH through the terminal forecast
period. Showers, if any, will have the greatest chance of
impacting the terminals through 24/09z. Extremely brief and random
MVFR episodes may occur through 24/16z. Southeasterly winds of
12-15 knots on average will persist through at least 25/06z.

&&

.CLIMATE...
On this date in Keys weather history, in 1950, a high temperature
of 94 degrees was recorded in Key West. This set the daily record
for warmest temperature in Key West on June 24th, a record which
still stands 67 years later. Temperature records for Key West date
back to 1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Key West  89 82 89 81 / - 10 20 30
Marathon  90 82 91 82 / - 10 20 30

&&

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

&&

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...BS
Aviation/Nowcasts....MCLOVIN

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