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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1013 PM EDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
Along the Florida Keys, skies are mostly clear with temperatures
holding in the lower 80s along with extremely high dewpoint
readings in the upper 70s. Meanwhile, local radars are not
detecting any precipitation echoes but considerable false echoes
in the form of chaff is smothering our area. Surface wise, A
western Atlantic ridge axis extends across the Florida peninsula.
On our marine district, winds are east to southeast at 10 to 15
knots except 15 knots or higher south of the island chain.
Otherwise, our evening sounding continues to reveal scant moisture
with a chaotic wind flow reaching beyond 700 mb.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Rest of Tonight)
Scant moisture above the boundary layer will preclude any chance
of measurable rainfall, hence zero pops seem on track. A steady
southeast wind will keep low temperatures in the upper 70s to near
80 degrees along the island chain.

&&

.MARINE...
A Small Craft Should Exercise Caution headline will be kept for
the Florida Straits with near 15 knots elsewhere.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR will prevail at EYW & MTH through the terminal forecast period.
Southeasterly winds of 10-15 knots will increase to near 15 knots
around 28/18z with gusts approaching 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon
hours.

&&

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

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...APA
Aviation/Nowcasts....MCLOVIN
Data Collection......Vickery

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