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FXUS62 KKEY 251954

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
354 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

Shower coverage diminished during the past few hours and only a
few were spotted developing north of Key West and Marquesas Keys.
Otherwise, partly cloudy skies for the western half of the
forecast area and mostly clear for the Middle and Upper Keys and
adyacent waters. Temperatures were in the upper 80s to lower 90s
with winds generally from the south southeast at 5 to 10 mph.

No changes in the weather conditions are expected in the near
future for the Florida Keys. The local area is under the effects
of a weak high pressure, which is expected to remain through most
of the week. This will keep winds variable in direction and
ranging from 5 to 10 knots for most of the work week. PWAT
forecast values are near 2 inches and rain chances were kept at
scattered. With a general wind direction from the south southwest
and a lot of convection over Cuba today, mariners should be aware
that strong showers and thunderstorms will reach the Straits of
Florida tonight, producing gusty winds and frequent lightning.


Winds across the Florida Keys coastal waters will be generally 5
to 10 knots and variable. Seas will be higher over the northeast
Straits as swells filtered in as a consequence of Hurricane Maria.


Until 12z/26th, The best chance for a MVFR encounter or two will be
after 08z, otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail at the Key West
and Marathon terminals. Mostly southeast to south winds of 10 knots
or less can be expected.


Key West  80  89  79  89 / 30 30 30 30
Marathon  79  92  78  92 / 30 30 30 30




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