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FXUS62 KKEY 271340

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
940 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

KBYX detects scattered showers and widely separated thunderstorms
over the coastal waters of the Florida Straits. Elsewhere, KBYX
detects no precipitation echoes in the remainder of the forecast
area. Skies over the island chain are cloudy. Winds over land are
east at 10 to 15 mph. C-MAN winds, on average, are east to southeast
near 15 knots, with gusts near 20 knots. Temperatures are near 80

.SHORT TERM (This afternoon)...
An Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend across central Florida
this afternoon. In the mid to upper levels of the atmosphere, a
trough of low pressure near the Florida Keys will progress to the
west-northwest today. Atmospheric moisture will decrease this
afternoon as the mid to upper level trough of low pressure moves
farther away from the service area. As a result, rain chances are
expected to decrease this afternoon.


Small craft are urged to exercise caution on the western portion of
Hawk Channel, the Florida Straits, and offshore Gulf of Mexico due to
sustained east to southeast surface winds of 15 to 20 knots. No
advisories expected this afternoon. A small craft advisory will
likely be required for the coastal waters of the Florida Straits
tonight. No advisories expected Thursday through at least Sunday


Until 00z/28th, outside of a brief MVFR ceiling, VFR conditions are
anticipated at the Key West and Marathon terminals. East to southeast
winds of 10 to 15 knots, with gusts near 20 knots can be expected.


In 1930, the daily record low temperature of 70 degrees was recorded
in Key West. Temperature records date back to 1872.


.KEY Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



Data Collection......Vickery

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