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FXUS62 KKEY 010321
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1021 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
UNDER PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...TEMPERATURES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE
CURRENTLY BETWEEN 65 AND 70 DEGREES. SMALL SHOWERS CONTINUE TO
DIMINISH BEYOND OUR WESTERN ATLANTIC MARINE ZONES. WINDS ARE FRESH TO
OCCASIONALLY STRONG FROM THE EAST ACROSS THE BULK OF THE KEYS SERVICE
AREA.

THE LATE EVENING LOCAL SOUNDING SHOWS THAT WINDS HAVE STRENGTHENED
THROUGH THE LOWEST 5000 FEET FROM THE EAST. MOISTURE WILL INCREASE IN
THESE LOWER LAYERS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. A FEW SHOWERS BEFORE
SUNRISE ARE POSSIBLE. IT WILL REMAIN BREEZY WITH TEMPERATURES NOT
SLIDING TOO MUCH FROM THEIR PRESENT READINGS. THE AFTERNOON ZONE
FORECAST HAS THE SENSIBLE ELEMENTS ADVERTISED WELL. SO...NO ZONE
UPDATE IS PLANNED LATE THIS EVENING.

&&

.MARINE...
EXPECT NO CHANGES ON THE LATE EVENING COASTAL WATERS FORECAST. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AT LEAST THROUGH EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING...AND WILL LIKELY BE NECESSARY FOR MOST OF THE WATERS
SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE ISLAND TERMINALS OF EYW AND MTH
THROUGH THE PERIOD. EAST-NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL BE AROUND 15 KNOTS
AT THE SENSORS OF BOTH TERMINALS. MORE GUSTY WINDS WILL BE FOUND
ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE AERODROME HOWEVER...AS MARINE WINDS
SURROUNDING EACH ISLAND WILL CONTAIN SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER GUSTS.
WINDS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS WILL BE FOUND FROM 1KFT UP TO 3KFT THROUGH
THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING TOMORROW.

&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075.

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....MSB
DATA COLLECTION.......VICKERY

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