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FXUS62 KKEY 300229
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
929 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LATE EVENING IR SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW A POCKET OF SHALLOW CU
EXTENDING TO ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS FROM THE STRAITS. ANALYSIS SHOWS
LIGHTER WINDS FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST ACROSS THE NEAR AND OFFSHORE
GULF WATERS...AND MORE MODERATE NORTHEAST BREEZES ALONG THE ISLANDS
AND ATLANTIC WATERS. KBYX RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION ECHOES.
TEMPERATURES ALONG THE ISLAND CHAIN ARE IN THE MIDDLE 60S.

THE EVENING LOCAL SOUNDING SHOWS THAT THE WINDS IN THE LOWEST LEVELS
HAVE VEERED AND ARE LIGHTER THROUGH 10000 FEET THAN 12 HOURS AGO.
HIGH PRESSURE CURRENTLY CENTERED OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA IS EXPECTED TO
FLATTEN E/W AND SETTLE ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
THE FLOW IS EXPECTED TO BECOME MORE HOMOGENEOUS FROM THE NORTHEAST
THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD...AND DROPPING OFF A FEW KNOTS. WILL BE
UPDATING THE ZONES...MAINLY FOR THE CLOUD COVERAGE CURRENTLY
INDICATED ON IR SATELLITE IMAGERY.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS ACROSS THE GULF WATERS ARE EXPECTED TO TURN MORE TO THE
NORTHEAST OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS...IN BETTER AGREEMENT WITH THE
WINDS ALONG AND TO THE ATLANTIC SIDE OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. THE LATE
EVENING LOCAL SOUNDING WILL LIKELY SHOW A SMALL DOWNWARD TRANSITION
TO THE WIND SPEEDS THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING IN A COUPLE OF THE
MARINE GROUPINGS.

&&

.AVIATION...
TEMPORARY VFR CIGS ARE POSSIBLE AT THE MARATHON AND KEY WEST LATE
THIS EVENING INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED TO
DIMINISH BEFORE SUNRISE. EXPECT NORTHEAST WINDS AT OR ABOVE 10 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD...TURNING TO THE NORTH AT OR BELOW 10
KNOTS.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....04
DATA COLLECTION.......L. KASPER

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