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FXUS62 KKEY 011351
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
951 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES...TEMPERATURES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE
RISING THROUGH THE MIDDLE 70S. WINDS ARE LIGHT TO GENTLE FROM THE
NORTHEAST TO EAST. KBYX DOPPLER RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION
ECHOES.

AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS CURRENTLY ANALYZED ACROSS SOUTH AND
CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH A LARGER AND MORE TRANSIENT HIGH EXPANDING FROM
THE GREAT LAKES TOWARDS THE MID ATLANTIC. THE MORNING LOCAL SOUNDING
SHOWS LIGHTER WINDS ARE NOW EXTENDING TO WELL ABOVE 10000 FEET. THE
LOCAL AIRMASS IS RELATIVELY DRY AND QUITE STABLE. WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO SHIFT MORE TO THE EAST/SOUTHEAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.
THE EARLY MORNING ZONE FORECAST HAS THE EXPECTED SENSIBLE CONDITIONS
ADVERTISED WELL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. NO NEED FOR AN UPDATE LATE THIS
MORNING.

&&

.MARINE...
THE LATE MORNING COASTAL WATERS UPDATE WILL HAVE ONLY SMALL
DIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE INITIAL WIND CONDITIONS.
OTHERWISE...EXPECT RELATIVELY PLEASANT RECREATIONAL BOATING
CONDITIONS ON ALL WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON
TERMINALS TODAY AND TONIGHT. LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS WILL BECOME
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1987...THE LOW TEMPERATURE
IN KEY WEST DIPPED TO 56 DEGREES. THIS SET THE LOW DAILY TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR APRIL FIRST IN KEY WEST. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR KEY WEST
DATE BACK TO 1872.

&&

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

&&

$$

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

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