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FXUS62 KKEY 240158

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
955 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016

Under mostly clear to partly cloudy skies, temperatures range from
80 to 85 degrees along the island chain. Meanwhile, local radars are
detecting only a few showers traversing west southwest on the coastal
waters surrounding the Florida Keys. Surface wise, an expansive area
of high pressure over the eastern United States and into the
Sunshine State. On our marine district, winds are northeast to east
ranging from 5 knots at Pulaski Shoal light to 17, 18 and 19 knots
at Alligator Reef light, Carysfort Reef light and Long Key light

.SHORT TERM (Rest of tonight)...
Given plenty of low level moisture, several leftover boundaries with
little in the way of convective inhibition will prompt low
chance pops to be retained. A light to gentle mostly east wind will
keep low temperatures predominately in the lower 80s under mainly
partly cloudy skies.


Despite winds increasing substantially over the last couple of hours
on the waters adjacent to the Middle and Upper Keys, expect winds to
slacken to near 15 knots or less on Keys coastal waters overnight.


VFR conditions will prevail at EYW and MTH tonight and Wednesday.
MVFR or lower conditions are conceivable at EYW and MTH Wednesday
afternoon. This possibility is not great enough to include in the
terminal forecasts at this time. Sustained northeast to east winds
near 15 knots expected from just off the surface to about 3,000 feet.


In 1913, the daily record low temperature of 71F was last recorded
in Key West. Temperature records have been kept since 1872.


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Data Collection......SC

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