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FXUS62 KKEY 201517
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1017 AM EST Fri Jan 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
Early visible satellite photographs show skies are mostly sunny
with temperatures already in the upper 70s along the Florida keys.
Meanwhile, local radars are not detecting any significant
precipitation echoes in our region. Surface wise, a western
Atlantic ridge extends across the central portion of the Sunshine
States and it reaches well into the Gulf of Mexico. On our marine
district, winds are mostly south at 10 knots or less except
slightly higher on the Florida Straits. Otherwise, our morning
sounding reveals limited moisture (pwat .88 inches) below 900 mb
along with several subtle stable layers reaching up to near 500
mb.

.SHORT TERM...
Given a deep layered anticyclone centered over our region, limited
moisture combined with a stable air mass in place will preclude
any measurable rainfall along the island chain. Resplendent
sunshine a light south winds will allow high temperatures to climb
into the lower to mid 80s.

&&

.MARINE...
With mostly south winds of 10 to 15 knots on the Florida Straits
and 10 knots or less elsewhere, no advisories or cautionary
headlines will be needed for our entire marine district.

&&

.AVIATION...
Expect prevailing VFR for EYW & MTH through the next 24 hours. Light
to gentle breezes out of the south are expected, with flow becoming
southeast this evening.

&&

.CLIMATE...
In 1997, the daily record low temperature of 46F was recorded in
Key West. Temperature records date back to 1872.

&&

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

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...APA
Aviation/Nowcasts....MCLOVIN

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