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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1044 AM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - WINDS ARE PICKING UP AS HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR NORTH IS
REINFORCED BY ANOTHER HIGH MOVING SOUTH ALONG THE ATLANTIC
COAST...AND PRESSURES FALL IN THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO.
TEMPERATURES ARE SLOWLY CLIMBING THROUGH THE LOWER 80S WITH DEW
POINTS NEAR 70. STABLE CONDITIONS CONTINUE WITH A SHARP INVERSION
AROUND 925 MB...AND LOTS OF DRY AIR ABOVE. SKIES ARE PARTLY
CLOUDY...MAINLY DUE TO PATCHES OF CIRRUS STREAMING SOUTHEASTWARD
AROUND AN UPPER RIDGE.

SHORT TERM - GENTLE TO MODERATE BREEZES WILL CONTINUE THIS
AFTERNOON. WHILE GRADIENT WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN FURTHER
TONIGHT...WINDS SHOULD HOLD STEADY OVER MUCH OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.
TEMPERATURES WILL EDGE UP INTO THE MID 80S WITH DEW POINTS REMAINING
NEAR 70. STABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE DUE TO THE PERSISTENT
INHIBITING LAYER BELOW 900 MB AND TONS OF DRY AIR ALOFT. WILL ONLY
UPDATE THE LOCAL FORECAST TO NUDGE UP CLOUD COVER.

&&

.MARINE...
GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL TREND UPWARDS THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR NORTH IS
REINFORCED...AND PRESSURES FALL IN THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO.
CAUTIONS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR MOST KEYS WATERS BEGINNING THIS
EVENING. A LULL IS EXPECTED SUNDAY...BUT WILL PICK UP AGAIN TO A
LESSER EXTENT SUNDAY NIGHT. ADVISORIES ARE NOT ANTICIPATED.

&&

.AVIATION...
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY...FRIDAY..APRIL 29TH...WAS
85 DEGREES AT THE KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS IS THE FIRST
TIME A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 85 DEGREES OR WARMER HAS BEEN OBSERVED IN
2016...AND THE FIRST OCCURRENCE SINCE NOVEMBER THE 20TH 2015...SOME
161 DAYS AGO.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....CLR
DATA COLLECTION.......CHESSER

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