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FXUS62 KKEY 011916
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
316 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
SATELLITE IMAGERY AT THE EARLY HOURS OF THIS AFTERNOON SHOWED ISOLATED
PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS MOVING TO THE NORTHWEST...ONLY PRODUCING LIGHT
SHOWERS MAINLY ACROSS THE FLORIDA STRAITS. WINDS WERE FROM THE
SOUTHEAST GENERALLY AT 5 TO KNOTS AND ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN QUIET
THROUGH THE REST OF THE EVENING.


.SHORT TERM...
A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED IN THE WEST MID-ATLANTIC NORTH OF PUERTO
RICO WILL LINGER AND WEAKEN DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SOUTH FLORIDA
AND THE KEYS WILL THEN STAY BETWEEN AREAS OF LOW AND HIGH PRESSURE
STARTING THIS WEEKEND...CAUSING WINDS TO DECREASE TO NEAR 5 KNOTS OR
LESS. POPS REMAIN NEAR CLIMO FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR...INCREASING
OVER THE WEEKEND AS WE SWITCH TO A MORE NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. AREAS OF
HIGH MOISTURE WILL MAKE THEIR WAY ACROSS THE KEYS...AND WITH THE
INTERACTION OF LOCAL EFFECTS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS REMAIN POSSIBLE.


&&

.MARINE...LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND TOMORROW
ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL THEN BECOME LIGHT
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION....VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON
TERMINALS WITH EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 KNOTS OR LESS.

&&

.CLIMATE...IN 1980...THE DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 3.25" WAS RECORDED
IN KEY WEST. PRECIPITATION RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1871.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........KN
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....APA
DATA COLLECTION.......FLING

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