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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1045 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
ACROSS OUR ENTIRE AREA...SKIES ARE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR AND OF COURSE...
LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF ANY PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SURFACE WISE...A
A WEAK WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LIES ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE
FLORIDA KEYS...RESULTING IN MOSTLY SOUTH WINDS OF 10 KNOTS OR LESS
ON OUR MARINE DISTRICT. OTHERWISE...OUR EVENING SOUNDING AN
ABUNDANCE OF DRY AIR WITH WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS REACHING WELL INTO
THE TROPOSPHERE.

.SHORT TERM (OVERNIGHT)...A STRONG AND DEEP LAYERED ANTICYCLONE
CENTERED ALONG THE WEST CENTRAL COAST OF CUBA AND THE FLORIDA
STRAITS WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST SOUTHEASTWARD. THIS WILL RESULT IN
SIGNIFICANT LARGE SCALE SUBSIDENCE WITH NO CHANCE OF RAINFALL FOR AT
LEAST THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A STEADY...ALBEIT LIGHT SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH
WIND WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES AROUND 80 DEGREES...EXCEPT IN THE MID TO
UPPER 70S IN THE LARGER INTERIOR LOCATIONS OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.

&&

.MARINE...WITH A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LYING NEAR SOUTH FLORIDA AND
THE FLORIDA KEYS EXPECTED TO SAG INTO THE FLORIDA STRAITS
OVERNIGHT...WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH NEAR 10 KNOTS ON
MOST OF KEYS COASTAL WATERS.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE EYW AND MTH
TERMINALS. LIGHT SURFACE WINDS OVERNIGHT WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST NEAR
10 KNOTS TOMORROW MORNING. A CUMULUS CLOUD LINE BASED AT 020 WILL
ATTEMPT TO FORM IN THE LEE OF THE LOWER KEYS TOMORROW AFTERNOON.
RAIN CHANCES FOR BOTH TERMINALS ARE NIL.



&&

.CLIMATE...
IN 2012...THE DAILY RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 64F WAS RECORDED IN
KEY WEST. TEMPERATURE RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1872.

&&

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

&&

$$

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