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FXUS62 KKEY 010157
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
955 PM EDT TUE JUN 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
SKIES ARE PARTLY CLOUDY WITH TEMPERATURES GENERALLY IN THE MID 80S
ALONG THE ISLAND CHAIN. MEANWHILE...LOCAL RADARS ARE NOT DETECTING
ANY PRECIPITATION ECHOES IN OUR ENTIRE COUNTY WARNING AREA. SURFACE
WISE...A VERY MODEST WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE EXTENDS ACROSS EXTREME
SOUTH FLORIDA RESULTING IN EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 KNOTS
ON OUR MARINE DISTRICT. OTHERWISE...OUR EVENING SOUNDING CONTINUES
TO REVEAL EXTREMELY DRY AIR BELOW 700 MB WITH EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS BACKING TO NORTHEAST ABOVE 850 MB...BEFORE TURNING MOSTLY
SOUTH AND INCREASING ABOVE 500 MB.

.SHORT TERM (REST OF TONIGHT)...WITH THE DEEP TROPOSPHERIC WESTERN
ATLANTIC RIDGE ALIGNED ACROSS OUR ENTIRE AREA LIFTING SLOWLY
NORTHWARD OVERNIGHT...DRY AIR WILL PERSIST IN THE ALL IMPORTANT LOW
AND MID LAYERS. HENCE...ONLY ISOLATED DIME POPS WITH TEMPERATURES
HOLDING MAINLY IN THE LOWER 80S SEEMS ON TRACK.

&&

.MARINE...AN ATLANTIC RIDGE DRAPED ACROSS EXTREME SOUTH FLORIDA WILL
LIFT SLOWLY NORTHWARD...RESULTING IN GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST WINDS WITH THE HIGHEST WINDS ON THE FLORIDA STRAITS.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/1ST...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF AROUND 10 KNOTS WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 15 KNOTS ARE ANTICIPATED.

&&

.CLIMATE...
IN 2010...KEY WEST EXPERIENCED ITS WARMEST JUNE EVER. TEMPERATURE
RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1872.

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

&&

$$

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