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FXUS62 KKEY 281814
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
215 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS A FEW SHOWERS OVER OFFSHORE WATERS SURROUNDING THE
FLORIDA KEYS. ELSEWHERE...KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES IN
THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST AREA. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN ARE
PARTLY CLOUDY. WINDS OVER LAND ARE EAST NEAR 15 MPH. C-MAN
WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE EAST NEAR 15 KNOTS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 20
KNOTS. TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE MID 80S.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. RAIN CHANCES IN THE SHORT TERM
PORTION OF THE FORECAST SHOULD BE HIGHEST FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO THE
ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF A WEAK DISTURBANCE PROGRESSING THROUGH THE
SERVICE AREA ALONG THE SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE.

.LONG TERM (SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS
SUNDAY...BEFORE RETREATING EASTWARD SUNDAY NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW
PRESSURE MAY APPROACH THE FLORIDA KEYS EARLY NEXT WEEK. A WET PERIOD
OF WEATHER IS POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS DEEP...TROPICAL
MOISTURE FROM THE CARIBBEAN INVADES THE FORECAST AREA.

&&

.MARINE...
SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF
THE GULF OF MEXICO AND ATLANTIC TONIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY
HEADLINES EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY NIGHT.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON ISLAND
TERMINALS THROUGH 29/12Z. WINDS ARE MAINLY OUT OF THE  EAST 10 TO 15
KNOTS WITH HIGH GUSTS...AND WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH THE
EVENING. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHTLY BETTER POSSIBILITY FOR SHOWERS TO
DEVELOP NEAR THE ISLAND TERMINALS AFTER 29/12Z.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1953...THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE IN KEY WEST WAS 92 DEGREES. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD
FOR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MAY 28TH...A RECORD
WHICH STILL STANDS 62 YEARS LATER. TEMPERATURE RECORDS AT KEY WEST
DATE BACK TO 1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  77 87 78 87 / 20 20 30 20
MARATHON  78 88 78 89 / 20 20 30 20

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE/CLIMATE/FIRE/DIGITAL...BS
AVIATION/NOWCASTS....................BWC
DATA ACQUISITION.....................FLING

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