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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1048 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

.DISCUSSION...
AN ARC OF CIRRUS HAS BEEN STREAMING ACROSS THE KEYS AND SURROUNDING
WATERS OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. LEGITIMATE RAIN ECHOES ON KBYX
DOPPLER RADAR ARE CONFINED TO THE SOUTHWEST MAINLAND COUNTIES...WITH
BIRDS/BUGS ONCE AGAIN LIFTING TO THE NORTH. TEMPERATURES ALONG THE
ISLAND CHAIN ARE IN THE UPPER 70S WITH A GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST
BREEZE IN PLACE.

THE LATE EVENING LOCAL SOUNDING SHOWS SOMEWHAT DRIER HAS DESCENDED
INTO THE LOWEST LAYERS OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS...STABILIZING THAT
LAYER EVEN MORE THAN LATE YESTERDAY EVENING. A FEW SHOWERS ENDED
RATHER QUICKLY ONCE THEY TRIED TO SEPARATE FROM CAPE EARLIER THIS
EVENING. A ZONE FORECAST UPDATE WAS SENT OUT A FEW HOURS AGO...BUT
THIS WAS ON ACCOUNT OF THE CIRRUS. CHANGED THE FIRST PERIOD TO PARTLY
CLOUDY. ALL OTHER SENSIBLE ELEMENTS WERE ADVERTISED WELL THIS
AFTERNOON.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS WILL BE AT LEAST GENTLE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD ACROSS
ALL WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS...MODERATING ACROSS THE
OFFSHORE WATERS BY VERY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE EVENING COASTAL
WATERS UPDATE WILL HAVE ONLY MINOR INITIAL WIND ADJUSTMENTS IN A
COUPLE OF THE MARINE GROUPINGS. NO CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS ARE EXPECTED
IN THE NEAR TERM...BUT COULD BE A POSSIBILITY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY MORNING THOUGH AS HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR NORTHEAST IS
REINFORCED.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....04
DATA COLLECTION.......DEVANAS

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