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FXUS62 KKEY 260228

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1028 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

Currently - Winds have surged this evening out of the northeast to
east as a ridge axis builds from north of the Bahamas, across the
Florida peninsula, and across the Gulf of Mexico. This wind surge was
preceded by isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm activity.
More recently, convective activity is now isolated, and concentrated
over our deep Gulf waters and the outer Florida Straits.

Short Term - Winds still have some time to strengthen across the
Florida Keys and surrounding waters, but should taper down towards
morning. Will maintain breezy wording. Rain chances will be slight
as best due to much drier lower level air moving in on the
accelerating flow. Good ventilation due to the fast subtropic
maritime flow will keep overnight lows in the upper 70s, with dew
points near 70. No update planned for the local forecast.


Winds have picked up across all Florida Keys waters due to a ridge
building westward across the Florida Peninsula. A small craft
advisory is in effect for all keys waters tonight. Winds are expected
to taper off towards morning and the advisory will be likely be
significantly pared back, then ended through the morning. The
evening marine updated includes the changes to the advisory.


Gusty east northeasterly breezes are expected
to continue overnight at both the Key West and Marathon terminals,
with little threat of precipitation. With just a few clouds AOA 020-
020, VFR conditions will prevail.


Today in Key West weather history, back in the year 1985,
3.34 inches of rain was recorded. This holds the daily rainfall
record for May 25th. Rainfall records in Key West date back to 1871.


GM...Small Craft Advisory overnight for all Florida Keys waters




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