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FXUS62 KKEY 150708
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
208 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX detects no precipitation echoes. Skies over the island chain
are clear. Winds over land are northeast to east near 5 mph. C-MAN
winds, on average, are variable at 5 to 10 knots. Temperatures are
near 60 degrees.

.SHORT TERM (Today through Sunday)...
A weak cold front will move southward down the Florida peninsula
today through Saturday. This cold front will stall over South
Florida Saturday night, before dissipating Sunday. Large scale
subsidence will be responsible for no chance of measurable
rainfall for the Florida Keys today through Sunday.

&&

.LONG TERM (Sunday night through Thursday)...
An Atlantic ridge of high pressure will extend across the
Southeastern United States Sunday night and Monday. This ridge of
high pressure will shift southward down the Florida peninsula
Monday night. The ridge of high pressure will retreat eastward
Tuesday. A cold front will progress southward down the Florida
peninsula Tuesday night and Wednesday. This cold front should
stall over South Florida Wednesday night or Thursday. No more
than slight chance POPs are needed Sunday night through Thursday.

&&

.MARINE...
Light and variable breezes will prevail on all Keys coastal waters
today. No advisories expected today through Saturday. A Small
Craft Advisory will likely be required for the coastal waters of
the Florida Straits Saturday night. A Small Craft Advisory may be
required for the coastal waters of Florida Bay, the Gulf of
Mexico, and Hawk Channel Saturday night. A Small Craft Advisory
will likely be required for the coastal waters of the Florida
Straits Sunday and Sunday night. A Small Craft Advisory may be
required for the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Hawk
Channel Sunday and Sunday night. No advisories expected Monday
through at least Tuesday night.

&&

.AVIATION...
Through 16/06z, VFR will prevail at EYW and MTH. Light and
variable flow will become northeast to east at 5 to 7 knots after
15/15z.

&&

.CLIMATE...
On this date in Keys Weather History, in 2010, a temperature of 46
degrees was recorded in Key West, setting the daily record for low
temperature for the city. Temperature records have been kept since
1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Key West  74 64 77 71 / 0 0 - -
Marathon  74 63 78 72 / 0 0 - -

&&

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

&&

$$

Public/Marine/Fire...BS
Aviation/Nowcasts....MCLOVIN

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