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FXUS62 KKEY 191419
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1019 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS HAVE BECOME MOSTLY GENTLE ACROSS THE BULK OF THE KEYS SERVICE
AREA EARLY THIS MORNING...FROM THE SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH. KBYX DOPPLER
RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION IN AND NEAR THE KEYS ISLAND CHAIN.
VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES...AND TEMPERATURES
ARE BETWEEN 80 AND 85 DEGREES.

THE EARLY MORNING LOCAL SOUNDING SHOWS A MORE DEFINED VEERED LOW
LEVEL PROFILE...BUT SPEEDS ARE GENTLE THROUGH ABOUT 18000 FEET.
THERE IS ALSO A SHARP INVERSION BASED VERY CLOSE TO 2000 FEET...AND
BLENDED PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGERY SHOWS HIGHER MOISTURE IS ALIGNED
TO THE SOUTH/SOUTHWEST OF THE LOWER KEYS AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
EXTREME OF THE MAINLAND. A FEW SHOWERS SHALLOW SHOWERS CANNOT BE
RULED OUT ENTIRELY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON THOUGH. TEMPERATURES SHOULD
CLIMB A FEW MORE DEGREES...TO PEAK BETWEEN 85 AND 90. NO REASON TO
CHANGE THE EARLY MORNING ZONE ISSUANCE.

&&

.MARINE...
THE UPCOMING COASTAL WATERS ISSUANCE WILL HAVE WINDS TURNED MORE TO
THE SOUTHEAST/SOUTH ACROSS ALL MARINE GROUPS. BUT THE SPEEDS WILL BE
TRIMMED TO 10 KNOTS OR SO. ENJOY RELATIVELY NICE RECREATIONAL BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...
EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE AT BOTH THE KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL
AND FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON TERMINALS THROUGH AT LEAST 20/12Z. FEW TO
SCATTERED CLOUDS WITH BASES BETWEEN 020 AND 015 WILL CROSS THE
TERMINALS PERIODICALLY.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...1934...THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
IN KEY WEST WAS 89 DEGREES SETTING THE DAILY RECORD MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE. THIS RECORD REMAINS STANDING 89 YEARS LATER.
TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR KEY WEST DATE BACK TO 1872.

&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....BWC
DATA COLLECTION.......CHESSER

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