Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Key West, FL

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FXUS62 KKEY 070335

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Key West FL
1035 PM EST Wed Dec 6 2023


Issued at 1030 PM EST Wed Dec 6 2023

Currently - Cool conditions continue in wake of the recent cold
front passage. After the customary afternoon lull, brisk
northerlies are returning to the Keys. These winds are being
driven by high pressure centered over the southeastern United
States and allowed to return by a cooling mainland. This evenings
sounding indicated a very stable environment with a strong frontal
inversion based around 2500 feet. Dew points range broadly from
the mid 40s to lower 50s, highest to the west and lowest to the
east. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 60s.

Short Term Update - Fresh northerly breezes will continue tonight,
driven by the previously mentioned high and a cooling Florida
Peninsula. This flow will ensure another cool night across the
Keys. Expect overnight lows to range broadly in the lower to mid
60s. Some locations close to South Florida could see upper 50s.
Dew point temperatures will likely drift a bit lower. There will
be no chance for precipitation. However, sky cover will remain a
mix of partly to mostly cloudy due to prolific thin upper level


Issued at 1030 PM EST Wed Dec 6 2023

A robust high pressure centered over the southeastern United
States and a cooling mainland will maintain fresh northerly
breezes on Keys waters through the overnight. A Small Craft
Advisory will remain in effect for all Keys waters. No changes
made in the evening marine update.


(00Z TAFS)
Issued at 1030 PM EST Wed Dec 6 2023

VFR conditions will prevail at the island terminals overnight.
Surface winds will be out of the north at 10 to 15 knots, but with
gusts near 20 knots. This will result in crosswinds.


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



Data Acquisition.....AP

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