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FXUS62 KKEY 011956
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
256 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
SUNNY...RAIN-FREE SKIES PREVAIL ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS AND ADJACENT
COASTAL WATERS...WITH CURRENT AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 80S AND
DEWPOINT TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 70S. A SPRAWLING HIGH PRESSURE
CELL EXTENDS FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC TO THE BAHAMAS...WITH THE
FLORIDA KEYS POSITIONED ALONG ITS BREEZY...SOUTHERN FLANK.

LITTLE CHANGE IN PROGNOSTIC REASONING IS OFFERRED WITH THIS FORECAST
PACKAGE. THE NORTH AMERICAN UPPER FLOW PATTERN WILL SUPPORT THE POLAR
FRONT AND STORM TRACK REMAINING FAR NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS FOR THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN AIR MASS LOCALLY. AIR
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ABOVE AVERAGE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK...
WITH 12-HOUR MEASURABLE RAIN CHANCES OF 10 PERCENT OR LESS.
&&

.MARINE...
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION ELSEWHERE. A LARGE REGION OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE SWIFTLY OVER THE WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC THIS
EVENING. ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD AND ACROSS
THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE ISLAND TERMINALS. WINDS WILL BE
EAST NEAR 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 KNOTS THIS EVENING...BUT WILL
TREND DOWNWARDS OVERNIGHT.
&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  74  81  74  82 / -  -  -  -
MARATHON  74  83  74  84 / -  -  -  -
&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR GMZ052-GMZ053-GMZ054-
     GMZ055-GMZ072-GMZ073-GMZ074-GMZ075.
$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........KASPER
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....11
DATA COLLECTION.......PARKE

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