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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1113 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN INCREASE IN LOW-LEVEL CUMUILFORM CLOUD COVERAGE HAS OCCURRED
WITHIN THE LAST 24 HOURS...COINCIDENT WITH A FURTHER WARMING AND
MOISTENING OF THE NEAR-SURFACE LAYER AND CORRESPONDING DECREASE IN
STATIC STABILITY. LATEST RADAR SCANS STILL SHOW ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS
ALONG A NORTHWARD-MOVING BOUNDARY. CONSIDERABLE DRY AIR WAS STILL
PRESENT ABOVE 3000 FEET...AND DRY AIR ENTRAINMENT IS CLEARLY A
LIMITING FACTOR.

CURRENTLY...AIR TEMPERATURES IN MOST KEYS ISLAND COMMUNITIES ARE NEAR
80F...WITH DEWPOINTS HAVING COME UP A FEW MORE DEGREES SINCE
YESTERDAY...WITH VALUES NOW IN THE LOWER 70S. SKIES ARE PARTLY
CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH BREEZES TEMPERING THE WARM AND
HUMID CONDITIONS JUST A BIT.

FORECASTS FOR THIS AFTERNOON ARE ON TRACK...AND NO ADJUSTMENTS ARE
NECESSARY AT THIS TIME.
&&

.MARINE...
GENTLE TO MODERATE MAINLY SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PERSIST ACROSS
FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON.
&&

.AVIATION...
VFR WILL PREVAIL THIS AFTERNOON AT THE EYW AND MTH TERMINALS.
TEMPORARY MVFR CIGS BASED AS LOW AS 010 ARE POSSIBLE AT BOTH
TERMINALS AFTER 06Z...ENDING AROUND 12Z. MOSTLY SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10
KNOTS OR LESS CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE ISLAND AIRPORTS.
&&

.CLIMATE...
DECEMBER 22ND...ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1960...
THE DAILY RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 51 DEGREES WAS RECORDED AT KEY
WEST. TEMPERATURE RECORDS IN KEY WEST DATE BACK TO 1872.
&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........KASPER
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....CLR
DATA COLLECTION.......FLING

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