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FXUS62 KKEY 121452
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
952 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.DISCUSSION...
EARLY MORNING VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW WANING SHALLOW CUMULUS
NEAR THE ISLAND CHAIN...BUT LINGERING MORE NOTICEABLY OVER THE
STRAITS. WINDS ARE GENTLE TO MODERATE MAINLY FROM THE NORTHEAST AT
ALL REPORTING SENSORS...AND TEMPERATURES ARE SLOWLY CLIMBING THROUGH
THE MIDDLE 60S.

HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE CONTINUES TO EXTEND EASTWARD FROM THE GULF OF
MEXICO ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA. THE EARLY MORNING LOCAL SOUNDING
SHOWS A MARKED DECREASE IN UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE...CONFINING THE
REMAINING LIMITED COLUMNAR MOISTURE TO BELOW 3500 FEET. UNDER MOSTLY
SUNNY SKIES THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY...TEMPERATURES SHOULD
GAIN SEVERAL MORE DEGREES TO TOP OUT IN THE LOWER 70S. THE EARLY
MORNING ZONE FORECAST HAS THE EXPECTED CONDITIONS COVERED...AND NO
UPDATE IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...
MAINLY NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL BE GENTLE TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON ACROSS ALL WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS.
EXPECT LITTLE IF ANY ADJUSTMENTS ON THE UPCOMING COASTAL WATERS
UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS TO PERSIST THROUGH THE END OF THE FORECAST
PERIOD FOR BOTH ISLAND TERMINALS. GENTLE NORTHEAST WINDS TODAY WILL
BACK THIS EVENING...TRENDING LIGHT AND NORTHERLY THROUGH 12Z/13TH.

&&

.CLIMATE...ON THIS DATE IN KEY WEST WEATHER HISTORY...IN THE YEAR
1982...THE DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE 85F OF WAS RECORDED. THE
LAST TIME KEY WEST OBSERVED A TEMPERATURE OF 85F OR WARMER WAS BACK
ON NOVEMBER THE 20TH 2015...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 85F.
TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN KEY WEST DATE BACK TO THE YEAR 1872.

&&

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

&&

$$

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

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