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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1031 PM EST Sun Feb 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Currently - High pressure moving off the Carolina Coast is
responsible for moderate and freshening northeast breezes across
the Keys area. Flow arriving off the warmer Atlantic waters has
allowed the dew points to climb to near 70 with temperatures
broadly in the mid 70s. Skies are mostly clear, however patches
and lines of stratocumulus are edging westward towards the island
chain. Only a few showers were detected over the Florida Straits
this evening.

Short Term Update - Surface winds will turn easterly overnight and
trend upwards. As a result, temperatures are very nearly their
overnight lows with dew points lingering near 70. Rain chances
should remain slim to none for areas north of the Florida Straits
due to considerable dry air aloft and little to no instability.
Ongoing forecast is on track, and no update planned.

&&

.MARINE...
Surface winds will gradually turn more easterly and increase
overnight through tomorrow as a high pressure system moves off the
Carolina Coast and spreads out into the Atlantic. A caution
is in effect for the Florida Straits and Hawk Channel and an
advisory may be required for the Florida Straits tomorrow.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will continue overnight and on Monday with winds
generally from the east.

&&


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

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...11
Aviation/Nowcasts....KN

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