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FXUS62 KKEY 261951
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
251 PM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A LENGTHY COLD FRONT AND WIND SURGE EXTENDING SOUTHWESTWARD FROM A
LARGE...INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OFF NEW ENGLAND
SWEPT THROUGH THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY. AS EXPECTED...WEST BREEZES
FRESHENED LAST NIGHT AND BACKED TO WEST-SOUTHWEST AHEAD OF THE
BOUNDARY...SHIFTED BACK TO WEST...AND MOST RECENTLY...HAVE VEERED
NORTHWESTERLY NEAR 25 KNOTS MOST AREAS. A BROKEN LINE OF SHOWERS
TRAVERSED THE FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJOINING WATERS WITH LITTLE IN THE
WAY OF ANY RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS. CURRENTLY...AIR TEMPERATURES ARE
IN THE LOWER 70S IN MOST KEYS ISLAND COMMUNITIES...WITH DEWPOINT
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 60S. SKIES REMAIN PARTLY CLOUDY AS
STRATOCUMULUS DECKS PERIODICALLY MOVE THROUGH.

FORECAST REASONING HAS CHANGED LITTLE WITH THIS PACKAGE. BELOW-
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS...MODERATING
TO NEAR AVERAGE AT THE END OF THE WEEK. AFTER THIS AFTERNOON...RAIN
CHANCES WILL BE NIL THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. SURFACE WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TO FLUCTUATE IN BOTH DIRECTION AND SPEED OWING TO THE
PROGRESSIVE/AMPLIFIED WINTERTIME UPPER FLOW PATTERN.
&&

.MARINE...
STRONG AND GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS
FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT...IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. A
HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BUILD OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
&&

.AVIATION...
FOR THE EYW AND MTH TERMINALS...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST
THROUGH THIS EVENING AND ABATE OVERNIGHT. NORTH CROSSWIND VECTORS
WILL MAX-OUT NEAR 20 KNOTS. PATCHES OF SCATTERED STRATO-CUMULUS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH OVERNIGHT.
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  61  70  61  68 / 0 0 0 0
MARATHON  61  70  61  68 / 0 0 0 0
&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR GMZ031-GMZ032-GMZ033-
     GMZ034-GMZ035-GMZ042-GMZ043-GMZ044-GMZ052-GMZ053-GMZ054-
     GMZ055-GMZ072-GMZ073-GMZ074-GMZ075.
&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........KASPER
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....CLR
DATA COLLECTION.......PARKE

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