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FXUS62 KKEY 250150
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
950 PM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
Skies are partly cloudy along the Florida Keys and northward, with
changeable skies on the Florida Straits. Meanwhile, local radars
are detecting scattered showers on the coastal waters south of the
island chain and only isolated showers elsewhere. Surface wise, a
formidable western Atlantic ridge extends into the southeast
United States and gulf coast region, with a 5.5 mb difference
between Jacksonville and Key West. On our marine district, east
winds

.SHORT TERM...(Rest of tonight)
Despite significant mid and upper level subsidence resulting in an
absence of moisture above 750 mb, ample moisture below combined
with fresh to strong east winds will allow brief low top showers
to affect the island chain. Under partly cloudy skies and moderate
east winds, low temperatures will average near or just above 70
degrees along the island chain.

&&

.MARINE...
A Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect on all Keys coastal
waters for 20 to 25 knots with the higher winds on the Florida
Straits.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR will prevail at the EYW and MTH terminals. Widely scattered,
fast moving showers persist across the Straits of Florida, and will
likely remain south of the island terminals overnight. Easterly wind
gusts will diminish through the night, and will return by 15Z
Saturday morning to both terminals.

&&


.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...None.
GM...Small Craft Advisory for GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075.

&&

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...APA
Aviation/Nowcasts....CLR
Data Collection......Chesser

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