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FXUS62 KKEY 290217

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1018 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.Currently...Skies are mostly cloudy with temperatures hovering around
80 degrees along the island chain. Meanwhile, local radars are
detecting a proliferation of showers across our county warning area.
Surface wise, poorly organized tropical depression 9 is located on the
outer Florida Straits well south of Dry Tortugas and the Marquesas keys
moving westward. On our marine district...winds are east to southeast ranging
from 16 knots at Long Key Light to near n area of low pressure is located
just north of the north central coast of Cuba, with a weak region of high
pressure well north of our region. Winds are northeast at 15 to 20 knots with
higher gust on our marine district.


.SHORT TERM (Rest of tonight)...
Within a deep cyclonic flow, an abundance of moisture within a deep,
fresh to strong east to southeast trajectory will prompt well above normal
pops to be retained. Given occasional showers and gusty winds, low temperatures
will range between 75 and 80 degrees under mostly cloudy skies.


Outside of fast moving showers and perhaps a thunderstorm, east to southeast
winds will average near 20 knots. Hence, a Small Craft Advisory will remain
in effect for now for all Keys Coastal waters.


VFR and fresh ESE breezes will prevail at the EYW and MTH terminals.
Tropical Depression Nine is moving west through the southern Straits
of Florida. Forecast soundings indicate weak instability, limited
inhibition, and plentiful moisture will persist overnight. Passing
rain squalls will produce brief MVFR CIGS and IFR VIS at either
terminal. Convective wind gusts will reach 25 knots, mainly from the


In 1908, the daily record low temperature of 71F was recorded in Key
West. Temperature records have been kept since 1872.


.KEY Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
GM...Small Craft Advisory for GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075.


Data Collection......SC

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