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FXUS62 KKEY 260707

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
307 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

There are a few widely spaced light showers pushing westward
acrossthe Keys service area early this morning. Otherwise, it is
partly cloudy with a gentle to moderate easterly breeze in place.
Temperatures along the island chain are in the lower to mid 70s.

A relatively deep cyclone will be progressing northeastward
through the Great Lakes region today through early Monday,
followed by a another through the Ohio Valley through early
Tuesday. Broad high surface pressure will extend from the western
Atlantic across northern Florida, but weakening today and Monday.
The center of this high re-positions east of the Florida peninsula
through the middle of the week, then is reinforced from the north
through the end of the work week. Aside from easterly breezes
steadily moderating through early Monday, the local profile does
not change significantly over the next 4 to 5 days. The only minor
change made to the gridded elements was to linger the small
probability of light rains early today...that based entirely on
the latest loop of the KBYX doppler radar. We are expecting these
to diminish and rain out by mid morning or so.

By the end of the week, a front stalls across the southeast, but
the local profile veers above a more southerly trajectory. A small
chance for light showers will be maintained from Friday into the
upcoming weekend. Temperatures will be slightly above the seasonal
average through the middle of the week, and a few degrees higher
later this week thanks to the lower level southerlies.


The moderating winds will allow for the cancellation of the small
craft advisory over the Straits. Small craft will need to exercise
caution there over the next couple of periods though. Relatively
pleasant recreational boating is expected through the middle of
the work week with the continuation of gentle to moderate mainly
easterly breezes.


VFR conditions will prevail today at the EYW and MTH terminals with
easterly winds of 5 to 10 knots.


On this date in 1958, 1.45 inches of rain was measured in Key
West. This set the daily rainfall record for March 26th in the
city. Rainfall records for Key West date back to 1871.


Key West  82  72  82  72 / 10 -  -  -
Marathon  83  71  84  72 / 10 -  -  -





Data Collection......Chesser

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