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FXUS62 KKEY 180313

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1013 PM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

Under partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the Florida Keys are
still in the 60s. But, winds continue to accelerate from north,
with cooler air immediately upstream. KBYX Doppler radar has no
precipitation echoes displayed.

Temperatures will continue to drop into the 50s over the next few
hours with strengthening northerly winds as a cold front pulls
through. We do not expect any precipitation, and a recently
updated zone forecast set the initial wind conditions higher based
on the most recent observations.


The upcoming coastal waters update will have the transitional
winds removed from the first period. A small craft advisory
remains in effect for all coastal waters surrounding the Florida
Keys, including Florida Bay. Winds will gradually turn to the
northeast then east Thursday through Friday while moderating.


Brief MVFR ceilings are not out of the question as a cold front
pushes across the islands in the very near term. But they should
be brief. Expected continued cross winds at both the KEYW and KMTH
terminals overnight through at least Thursday morning before winds
begin turning northeastward and moderating.


GM...Small Craft Advisory GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075.



Data Collection......DR

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