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000
FXUS62 KKEY 011826
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
226 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES HAVE TURNED TO THE EAST OR SOUTHEAST ACROSS
THE BULK OF THE KEYS SERVICE AREA. TEMPERATURES ALONG THE KEYS ISLAND
CHAIN ARE ALMOST UNIFORMLY AT 80 DEGREES UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES.
KBYX RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION ECHOES...HOWEVER THERE ARE LONG
STREAKY RETURNS ORIENTED E/W DUE TO CHAFF.

AN AREA OF LARGE HIGH PRESSURE EXPANDING TO THE MID ATLANTIC WILL
BRIDGE A WEAKENING FRONT ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TONIGHT AND EARLY
THURSDAY...REINFORCING A MODERATE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE ALREADY IN
PLACE OVER PENINSULAR FLORIDA. THE FORECAST REASONING HAS NOT CHANGED
SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE SHORT AND MID RANGE PORTIONS OF THIS FORECAST.
RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN NEARLY NIL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS
RELATIVELY DRY AIR ACCOMPANIES THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED TO OUR
NORTH/NORTHEAST...AND MID TO UPPER LEVEL FLOW RIDGES TO A SMALL
DEGREE INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH DOWN THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...THEN DISSIPATE
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. KEPT A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS FROM SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY MORNING. THE ACTUAL POP NUMBERS WILL
BE VERY CLOSE TO THE MOST RECENT TABULAR EXTENDED GFS MOS. BEYOND
MONDAY...MID LEVEL RIDGING EXTENDS EASTWARD FROM THE CENTRAL GULF OF
MEXICO...AND THE AXIS OF HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE SETTLES FURTHER
SOUTHWARD TOWARDS SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE KEYS. KEPT THE MENTION OF
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OUT OF THE FORECAST FOR MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THE END OF THE SEVEN DAY OUTLOOK. TEMPERATURES THROUGH THIS FORECAST
WILL BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES ABOVE THE SEASONAL AVERAGE EACH PERIOD.

&&

.MARINE...
A GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL PERSIST TONIGHT
THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY...THEN ACCELERATE AS HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA IS REINFORCED FROM THE NORTH. AN ADVISORY FOR SMALL
CRAFT MAY BE REQUIRED LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE OPEN
ATLANTIC WATERS...AND SMALL CRAFT WILL NEED TO EXERCISE CAUTION
ELSEWHERE. MODERATING WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN
ACCELERATE AGAIN LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AHEAD OF THE WEAKENING FRONT
SAGGING TOWARDS SOUTH FLORIDA.

&&

.AVIATION...
EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY. A GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST/SOUTHEAST
BREEZE WILL EXTEND TO WELL ABOVE 4000 FEET.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1961...1.70 INCHES OF RAIN
WAS RECORDED IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR
APRIL FIRST IN KEY WEST. RAINFALL RECORDS FOR KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  71  81  72  83 / 0 0 0 0
MARATHON  70  83  73  84 / 0 0 0 0

&&

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

&&

$$

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

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 011826
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
226 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LIGHT TO GENTLE BREEZES HAVE TURNED TO THE EAST OR SOUTHEAST ACROSS
THE BULK OF THE KEYS SERVICE AREA. TEMPERATURES ALONG THE KEYS ISLAND
CHAIN ARE ALMOST UNIFORMLY AT 80 DEGREES UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES.
KBYX RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION ECHOES...HOWEVER THERE ARE LONG
STREAKY RETURNS ORIENTED E/W DUE TO CHAFF.

AN AREA OF LARGE HIGH PRESSURE EXPANDING TO THE MID ATLANTIC WILL
BRIDGE A WEAKENING FRONT ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TONIGHT AND EARLY
THURSDAY...REINFORCING A MODERATE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE ALREADY IN
PLACE OVER PENINSULAR FLORIDA. THE FORECAST REASONING HAS NOT CHANGED
SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE SHORT AND MID RANGE PORTIONS OF THIS FORECAST.
RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN NEARLY NIL OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS
RELATIVELY DRY AIR ACCOMPANIES THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED TO OUR
NORTH/NORTHEAST...AND MID TO UPPER LEVEL FLOW RIDGES TO A SMALL
DEGREE INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH DOWN THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...THEN DISSIPATE
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. KEPT A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS FROM SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY MORNING. THE ACTUAL POP NUMBERS WILL
BE VERY CLOSE TO THE MOST RECENT TABULAR EXTENDED GFS MOS. BEYOND
MONDAY...MID LEVEL RIDGING EXTENDS EASTWARD FROM THE CENTRAL GULF OF
MEXICO...AND THE AXIS OF HIGH SURFACE PRESSURE SETTLES FURTHER
SOUTHWARD TOWARDS SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE KEYS. KEPT THE MENTION OF
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION OUT OF THE FORECAST FOR MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THE END OF THE SEVEN DAY OUTLOOK. TEMPERATURES THROUGH THIS FORECAST
WILL BE A COUPLE OF DEGREES ABOVE THE SEASONAL AVERAGE EACH PERIOD.

&&

.MARINE...
A GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL PERSIST TONIGHT
THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY...THEN ACCELERATE AS HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA IS REINFORCED FROM THE NORTH. AN ADVISORY FOR SMALL
CRAFT MAY BE REQUIRED LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE OPEN
ATLANTIC WATERS...AND SMALL CRAFT WILL NEED TO EXERCISE CAUTION
ELSEWHERE. MODERATING WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN
ACCELERATE AGAIN LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AHEAD OF THE WEAKENING FRONT
SAGGING TOWARDS SOUTH FLORIDA.

&&

.AVIATION...
EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY. A GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST/SOUTHEAST
BREEZE WILL EXTEND TO WELL ABOVE 4000 FEET.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1961...1.70 INCHES OF RAIN
WAS RECORDED IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR
APRIL FIRST IN KEY WEST. RAINFALL RECORDS FOR KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  71  81  72  83 / 0 0 0 0
MARATHON  70  83  73  84 / 0 0 0 0

&&

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

&&

$$

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

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 011351
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
951 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES...TEMPERATURES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE
RISING THROUGH THE MIDDLE 70S. WINDS ARE LIGHT TO GENTLE FROM THE
NORTHEAST TO EAST. KBYX DOPPLER RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION
ECHOES.

AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS CURRENTLY ANALYZED ACROSS SOUTH AND
CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH A LARGER AND MORE TRANSIENT HIGH EXPANDING FROM
THE GREAT LAKES TOWARDS THE MID ATLANTIC. THE MORNING LOCAL SOUNDING
SHOWS LIGHTER WINDS ARE NOW EXTENDING TO WELL ABOVE 10000 FEET. THE
LOCAL AIRMASS IS RELATIVELY DRY AND QUITE STABLE. WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO SHIFT MORE TO THE EAST/SOUTHEAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.
THE EARLY MORNING ZONE FORECAST HAS THE EXPECTED SENSIBLE CONDITIONS
ADVERTISED WELL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. NO NEED FOR AN UPDATE LATE THIS
MORNING.

&&

.MARINE...
THE LATE MORNING COASTAL WATERS UPDATE WILL HAVE ONLY SMALL
DIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE INITIAL WIND CONDITIONS.
OTHERWISE...EXPECT RELATIVELY PLEASANT RECREATIONAL BOATING
CONDITIONS ON ALL WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON
TERMINALS TODAY AND TONIGHT. LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS WILL BECOME
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1987...THE LOW TEMPERATURE
IN KEY WEST DIPPED TO 56 DEGREES. THIS SET THE LOW DAILY TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR APRIL FIRST IN KEY WEST. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR KEY WEST
DATE BACK TO 1872.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....04
DATA COLLECTION.......FLING

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 011351
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
951 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES...TEMPERATURES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE
RISING THROUGH THE MIDDLE 70S. WINDS ARE LIGHT TO GENTLE FROM THE
NORTHEAST TO EAST. KBYX DOPPLER RADAR IS VOID OF PRECIPITATION
ECHOES.

AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS CURRENTLY ANALYZED ACROSS SOUTH AND
CENTRAL FLORIDA WITH A LARGER AND MORE TRANSIENT HIGH EXPANDING FROM
THE GREAT LAKES TOWARDS THE MID ATLANTIC. THE MORNING LOCAL SOUNDING
SHOWS LIGHTER WINDS ARE NOW EXTENDING TO WELL ABOVE 10000 FEET. THE
LOCAL AIRMASS IS RELATIVELY DRY AND QUITE STABLE. WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO SHIFT MORE TO THE EAST/SOUTHEAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.
THE EARLY MORNING ZONE FORECAST HAS THE EXPECTED SENSIBLE CONDITIONS
ADVERTISED WELL THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. NO NEED FOR AN UPDATE LATE THIS
MORNING.

&&

.MARINE...
THE LATE MORNING COASTAL WATERS UPDATE WILL HAVE ONLY SMALL
DIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE INITIAL WIND CONDITIONS.
OTHERWISE...EXPECT RELATIVELY PLEASANT RECREATIONAL BOATING
CONDITIONS ON ALL WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON
TERMINALS TODAY AND TONIGHT. LIGHT TO GENTLE WINDS WILL BECOME
EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1987...THE LOW TEMPERATURE
IN KEY WEST DIPPED TO 56 DEGREES. THIS SET THE LOW DAILY TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR APRIL FIRST IN KEY WEST. TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR KEY WEST
DATE BACK TO 1872.

&&

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

&&

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........04
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....04
DATA COLLECTION.......FLING

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010644
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
245 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR 70 DEGREES.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE MID ATLANTIC
UNITED STATES TODAY AND TONIGHT...BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARD INTO THE
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN THURSDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW ONE INCH TODAY
THROUGH FRIDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS DRY AIR MASS WILL
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL
RETREAT EASTWARD FRIDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD
DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COLD
FRONT SHOULD STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY...BEFORE DISSIPATING
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD TUESDAY. RAIN CHANCES IN THE LONG TERM
PORTION OF THE FORECAST SHOULD BE HIGHEST SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WHEN
THE AFOREMENTIONED STALLED COLD FRONT IS CLOSEST TO THE FLORIDA KEYS.

&&

.MARINE...
GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON ALL KEYS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR THE COASTAL WATERS
OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO
EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF FLORIDA BAY...THE GULF OF
MEXICO...AND HAWK CHANNEL THURSDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE OFFSHORE
GULF OF MEXICO SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO
SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TODAY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST NEAR 5
KNOTS AFTER SUNRISE...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.9 DEGREES...MARCH OF 2015 WAS THE
10TH WARMEST MONTH OF MARCH EVER IN KEY WEST SINCE TEMPERATURE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  80 71 81 72 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  82 70 83 73 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010644
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
245 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR 70 DEGREES.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE MID ATLANTIC
UNITED STATES TODAY AND TONIGHT...BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARD INTO THE
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN THURSDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW ONE INCH TODAY
THROUGH FRIDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS DRY AIR MASS WILL
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL
RETREAT EASTWARD FRIDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD
DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COLD
FRONT SHOULD STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY...BEFORE DISSIPATING
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD TUESDAY. RAIN CHANCES IN THE LONG TERM
PORTION OF THE FORECAST SHOULD BE HIGHEST SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WHEN
THE AFOREMENTIONED STALLED COLD FRONT IS CLOSEST TO THE FLORIDA KEYS.

&&

.MARINE...
GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON ALL KEYS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR THE COASTAL WATERS
OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO
EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF FLORIDA BAY...THE GULF OF
MEXICO...AND HAWK CHANNEL THURSDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE OFFSHORE
GULF OF MEXICO SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO
SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TODAY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST NEAR 5
KNOTS AFTER SUNRISE...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.9 DEGREES...MARCH OF 2015 WAS THE
10TH WARMEST MONTH OF MARCH EVER IN KEY WEST SINCE TEMPERATURE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  80 71 81 72 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  82 70 83 73 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010644
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
245 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR 70 DEGREES.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE MID ATLANTIC
UNITED STATES TODAY AND TONIGHT...BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARD INTO THE
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN THURSDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW ONE INCH TODAY
THROUGH FRIDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS DRY AIR MASS WILL
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL
RETREAT EASTWARD FRIDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD
DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COLD
FRONT SHOULD STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY...BEFORE DISSIPATING
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD TUESDAY. RAIN CHANCES IN THE LONG TERM
PORTION OF THE FORECAST SHOULD BE HIGHEST SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WHEN
THE AFOREMENTIONED STALLED COLD FRONT IS CLOSEST TO THE FLORIDA KEYS.

&&

.MARINE...
GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON ALL KEYS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR THE COASTAL WATERS
OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO
EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF FLORIDA BAY...THE GULF OF
MEXICO...AND HAWK CHANNEL THURSDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE OFFSHORE
GULF OF MEXICO SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO
SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TODAY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST NEAR 5
KNOTS AFTER SUNRISE...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.9 DEGREES...MARCH OF 2015 WAS THE
10TH WARMEST MONTH OF MARCH EVER IN KEY WEST SINCE TEMPERATURE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  80 71 81 72 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  82 70 83 73 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010644
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
245 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR 70 DEGREES.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE MID ATLANTIC
UNITED STATES TODAY AND TONIGHT...BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARD INTO THE
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC OCEAN THURSDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW ONE INCH TODAY
THROUGH FRIDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS DRY AIR MASS WILL
BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA WILL
RETREAT EASTWARD FRIDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD
DOWN THE FLORIDA PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COLD
FRONT SHOULD STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY...BEFORE DISSIPATING
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS MONDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SHIFT SOUTHWARD TUESDAY. RAIN CHANCES IN THE LONG TERM
PORTION OF THE FORECAST SHOULD BE HIGHEST SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WHEN
THE AFOREMENTIONED STALLED COLD FRONT IS CLOSEST TO THE FLORIDA KEYS.

&&

.MARINE...
GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON ALL KEYS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR THE COASTAL WATERS
OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO
EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF FLORIDA BAY...THE GULF OF
MEXICO...AND HAWK CHANNEL THURSDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFT
ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE OFFSHORE
GULF OF MEXICO SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO
SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TODAY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST NEAR 5
KNOTS AFTER SUNRISE...BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 KNOTS THIS
AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 76.9 DEGREES...MARCH OF 2015 WAS THE
10TH WARMEST MONTH OF MARCH EVER IN KEY WEST SINCE TEMPERATURE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1872.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  80 71 81 72 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  82 70 83 73 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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AVIATION.............................JR

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010234
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1034 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A WEAK NEARLY SPLIT RIDGE EXTENDS ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA. AS A RESULT...LIGHT WINDS TEND TO BE STRONGER OVER THE
FLORIDA STRAITS...AND VARY QUITE A BIT AS A FUNCTION OF WARMING AND
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. CURRENTLY...WINDS ARE OUT OF THE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. THIS EVENINGS SOUNDING INDICATED A FAIRLY DRY STABLE
ENVIRONMENT...WITH VERY LITTLE IN THE WAY OF CLOUD COVER. DEW POINTS
ARE NEAR 60 DEGREES...WITH TEMPS IN THE LOWER 70S TO NEAR 70.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - THE RIDGE TO OUR NORTH WILL REMAIN
FAIRLY STATIONARY...AND WINDS WILL RETURN TO A NORTHEAST TO EAST
DIRECTION AS SOUTH FLORIDA COOLS AND ITS RESIDUAL IMPACT ON LOCAL
FLOW WEAKENS. STABLE CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...WITH NO RAIN AND
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN SETTLE DOWN TO THE LOWER
TO MID 60S...AND A GREATER AMOUNT OF DECOUPLING AND RADIATIONAL
COOLING WILL LET INTERIORS OF THE LARGER ISLANDS DIP A FEW DEGREES
FURTHER. NO UPDATE IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT DUE TO RIDGING REMAINING NORTH OF OUR AREA...AND NIGHT TIME
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. ONLY MINOR ADJUSTMENTS MADE FOR FIRST
PERIOD WINDS IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
OVERNIGHT. SURFACE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY EASTERLY NEAR 5
KNOTS...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES. SKIES WILL REMAIN
CLEAR.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....DEVANAS
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010234
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1034 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A WEAK NEARLY SPLIT RIDGE EXTENDS ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA. AS A RESULT...LIGHT WINDS TEND TO BE STRONGER OVER THE
FLORIDA STRAITS...AND VARY QUITE A BIT AS A FUNCTION OF WARMING AND
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. CURRENTLY...WINDS ARE OUT OF THE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. THIS EVENINGS SOUNDING INDICATED A FAIRLY DRY STABLE
ENVIRONMENT...WITH VERY LITTLE IN THE WAY OF CLOUD COVER. DEW POINTS
ARE NEAR 60 DEGREES...WITH TEMPS IN THE LOWER 70S TO NEAR 70.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - THE RIDGE TO OUR NORTH WILL REMAIN
FAIRLY STATIONARY...AND WINDS WILL RETURN TO A NORTHEAST TO EAST
DIRECTION AS SOUTH FLORIDA COOLS AND ITS RESIDUAL IMPACT ON LOCAL
FLOW WEAKENS. STABLE CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...WITH NO RAIN AND
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN SETTLE DOWN TO THE LOWER
TO MID 60S...AND A GREATER AMOUNT OF DECOUPLING AND RADIATIONAL
COOLING WILL LET INTERIORS OF THE LARGER ISLANDS DIP A FEW DEGREES
FURTHER. NO UPDATE IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT DUE TO RIDGING REMAINING NORTH OF OUR AREA...AND NIGHT TIME
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. ONLY MINOR ADJUSTMENTS MADE FOR FIRST
PERIOD WINDS IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
OVERNIGHT. SURFACE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY EASTERLY NEAR 5
KNOTS...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES. SKIES WILL REMAIN
CLEAR.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....DEVANAS
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010234
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1034 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A WEAK NEARLY SPLIT RIDGE EXTENDS ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA. AS A RESULT...LIGHT WINDS TEND TO BE STRONGER OVER THE
FLORIDA STRAITS...AND VARY QUITE A BIT AS A FUNCTION OF WARMING AND
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. CURRENTLY...WINDS ARE OUT OF THE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. THIS EVENINGS SOUNDING INDICATED A FAIRLY DRY STABLE
ENVIRONMENT...WITH VERY LITTLE IN THE WAY OF CLOUD COVER. DEW POINTS
ARE NEAR 60 DEGREES...WITH TEMPS IN THE LOWER 70S TO NEAR 70.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - THE RIDGE TO OUR NORTH WILL REMAIN
FAIRLY STATIONARY...AND WINDS WILL RETURN TO A NORTHEAST TO EAST
DIRECTION AS SOUTH FLORIDA COOLS AND ITS RESIDUAL IMPACT ON LOCAL
FLOW WEAKENS. STABLE CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...WITH NO RAIN AND
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN SETTLE DOWN TO THE LOWER
TO MID 60S...AND A GREATER AMOUNT OF DECOUPLING AND RADIATIONAL
COOLING WILL LET INTERIORS OF THE LARGER ISLANDS DIP A FEW DEGREES
FURTHER. NO UPDATE IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT DUE TO RIDGING REMAINING NORTH OF OUR AREA...AND NIGHT TIME
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. ONLY MINOR ADJUSTMENTS MADE FOR FIRST
PERIOD WINDS IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
OVERNIGHT. SURFACE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY EASTERLY NEAR 5
KNOTS...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES. SKIES WILL REMAIN
CLEAR.

&&

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

$$

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AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....DEVANAS
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 010234
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1034 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A WEAK NEARLY SPLIT RIDGE EXTENDS ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA. AS A RESULT...LIGHT WINDS TEND TO BE STRONGER OVER THE
FLORIDA STRAITS...AND VARY QUITE A BIT AS A FUNCTION OF WARMING AND
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. CURRENTLY...WINDS ARE OUT OF THE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST. THIS EVENINGS SOUNDING INDICATED A FAIRLY DRY STABLE
ENVIRONMENT...WITH VERY LITTLE IN THE WAY OF CLOUD COVER. DEW POINTS
ARE NEAR 60 DEGREES...WITH TEMPS IN THE LOWER 70S TO NEAR 70.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - THE RIDGE TO OUR NORTH WILL REMAIN
FAIRLY STATIONARY...AND WINDS WILL RETURN TO A NORTHEAST TO EAST
DIRECTION AS SOUTH FLORIDA COOLS AND ITS RESIDUAL IMPACT ON LOCAL
FLOW WEAKENS. STABLE CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...WITH NO RAIN AND
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN SETTLE DOWN TO THE LOWER
TO MID 60S...AND A GREATER AMOUNT OF DECOUPLING AND RADIATIONAL
COOLING WILL LET INTERIORS OF THE LARGER ISLANDS DIP A FEW DEGREES
FURTHER. NO UPDATE IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZES WILL BECOME NORTHEAST TO EAST
OVERNIGHT DUE TO RIDGING REMAINING NORTH OF OUR AREA...AND NIGHT TIME
COOLING OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. ONLY MINOR ADJUSTMENTS MADE FOR FIRST
PERIOD WINDS IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
OVERNIGHT. SURFACE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY EASTERLY NEAR 5
KNOTS...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES. SKIES WILL REMAIN
CLEAR.

&&

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

$$

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AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....DEVANAS
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 311842
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
235 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...MARCH WILL BE EXITING LIKE IT CAME IN...AS A BABY LAMB...

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS...GOLDEN SUNSHINE HAS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES
TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S WITH GENERALLY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
OF AROUND 10 MPH. AND OF COURSE...NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES ARE BEING
DETECTED BY LOCAL RADARS. SURFACE WISE...AN ELONGATED...EAST-WEST
ORIENTED RIDGE IS DRAPED OVER SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT GULF
AND ATLANTIC OCEAN. ACROSS OUR MARINE DISTRICT...WINDS ARE NORTHEAST
TO EAST AT AROUND 10 KNOTS.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)...THE PERSISTENT AND DEEP
TROPOSPHERIC ANTICYCLONE WILL MEANDER OVER THE SUNSHINE STATE AND
THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS. GIVEN LITTLE CHANGE WITH
STRONG SUBSIDENCE AND LIMITED MOISTURE...RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN
NEAR ZERO WITH TEMPERATURES MODERATING THROUGH THE PERIOD. WITH THAT
SAID...ITS LIKELY RADIATIONAL COOLING WILL OCCUR ON THE LARGER
INTERIOR ISLANDS LIKE BIG PINE KEY TONIGHT. HOWEVER...WILL INSERT
MID TO UPPER 60S TO COVER MOST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.

.LONG TERM (SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL
BE SETTLING INTO SOUTH FLORIDA SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES BRIDGING THE BOUNDARY. THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY WILL BECOME DIFFUSE WHILE AN INCREASING LOW LEVEL EASTERLY
FLOW ACCOMPANIED BY HIGHER MOISTURE WILL FILTER IN BELOW 850 MB.
THIS AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIP OFFSHORE AND WELL INTO THE
ATLANTIC OCEAN EARLY NEXT WEEK. DESPITE MID AND UPPER LARGE SCALE
SUBSIDENCE ALONG WITH A STABLE LAYER HOLDING NEAR 850 MB...MODERATE
TO OCCASIONAL STRONG LOW LEVEL EASTERLY MOISTURE FLUX WILL PROMPT
ISOLATED DIME POPS TO BE RETAINED THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURES
WILL AVERAGE IN THE LOWER TO MID 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 70S.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT TO GENTLE MOSTLY EAST WINDS WILL SLOWLY INCREASE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND ESPECIALLY THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...WHEN AN
EXERCISE CAUTION AND OR ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED WITH THE HIGHEST
WINDS EXPECTED SOUTH OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. THEREAFTER...WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY TAPER DOWN FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK AND EARLY IN THE
WEEKEND BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/1ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. MOSTLY EAST WINDS OF AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL SLOWLY
TURN NORTHEAST AND SLACKEN TO AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

&&

.CLIMATE...
IN 1987...KEY WEST EXPERIENCED ITS WETTEST MARCH EVER WITH 9.69
INCHES OF RAIN RECORDED. RAINFALL RECORDS HAVE BEEN RECORDED SINCE
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  67 80 73 81 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  67 82 72 83 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 311842
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
235 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...MARCH WILL BE EXITING LIKE IT CAME IN...AS A BABY LAMB...

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS...GOLDEN SUNSHINE HAS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES
TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S WITH GENERALLY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
OF AROUND 10 MPH. AND OF COURSE...NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES ARE BEING
DETECTED BY LOCAL RADARS. SURFACE WISE...AN ELONGATED...EAST-WEST
ORIENTED RIDGE IS DRAPED OVER SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT GULF
AND ATLANTIC OCEAN. ACROSS OUR MARINE DISTRICT...WINDS ARE NORTHEAST
TO EAST AT AROUND 10 KNOTS.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)...THE PERSISTENT AND DEEP
TROPOSPHERIC ANTICYCLONE WILL MEANDER OVER THE SUNSHINE STATE AND
THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS. GIVEN LITTLE CHANGE WITH
STRONG SUBSIDENCE AND LIMITED MOISTURE...RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN
NEAR ZERO WITH TEMPERATURES MODERATING THROUGH THE PERIOD. WITH THAT
SAID...ITS LIKELY RADIATIONAL COOLING WILL OCCUR ON THE LARGER
INTERIOR ISLANDS LIKE BIG PINE KEY TONIGHT. HOWEVER...WILL INSERT
MID TO UPPER 60S TO COVER MOST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN.

.LONG TERM (SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL
BE SETTLING INTO SOUTH FLORIDA SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES BRIDGING THE BOUNDARY. THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY WILL BECOME DIFFUSE WHILE AN INCREASING LOW LEVEL EASTERLY
FLOW ACCOMPANIED BY HIGHER MOISTURE WILL FILTER IN BELOW 850 MB.
THIS AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIP OFFSHORE AND WELL INTO THE
ATLANTIC OCEAN EARLY NEXT WEEK. DESPITE MID AND UPPER LARGE SCALE
SUBSIDENCE ALONG WITH A STABLE LAYER HOLDING NEAR 850 MB...MODERATE
TO OCCASIONAL STRONG LOW LEVEL EASTERLY MOISTURE FLUX WILL PROMPT
ISOLATED DIME POPS TO BE RETAINED THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURES
WILL AVERAGE IN THE LOWER TO MID 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 70S.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT TO GENTLE MOSTLY EAST WINDS WILL SLOWLY INCREASE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND ESPECIALLY THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...WHEN AN
EXERCISE CAUTION AND OR ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED WITH THE HIGHEST
WINDS EXPECTED SOUTH OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. THEREAFTER...WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY TAPER DOWN FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK AND EARLY IN THE
WEEKEND BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/1ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. MOSTLY EAST WINDS OF AROUND 10 KNOTS WILL SLOWLY
TURN NORTHEAST AND SLACKEN TO AROUND 5 KNOTS LATE TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

&&

.CLIMATE...
IN 1987...KEY WEST EXPERIENCED ITS WETTEST MARCH EVER WITH 9.69
INCHES OF RAIN RECORDED. RAINFALL RECORDS HAVE BEEN RECORDED SINCE
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  67 80 73 81 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  67 82 72 83 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 311411
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1010 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AFTER A CHILLY START WITH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 54
DEGREES AT BIG PINE KEY...60...61 AND 62 DEGREES AT THE KEY WEST
OFFICE...KEY WEST AIRPORT AND MARATHON AIRPORT
RESPECTIVELY...RESPLENDENT SUNSHINE HAS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO
REBOUND INTO THE LOWER AND MID 70S ALONG THE ISLAND CHAIN. AND OF
COURSE...LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF PRECIPITATON ECHOES BUT FALSE
ECHOES IN THE FORM OF CHAFF ARE SMOTHERING OUR REGION. SURFACE
WISE...A SPLINTERED RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS LOCATED IN SOUTH
FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS. ACROSS OUR MARINE
DISTRICT...WINDS ARE MOSTLY NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
OTHERWISE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING REVEALS SCANT MOISTURE (.63 INCHES)
WITH NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS BACKING TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING
APPRECIABLY ABOVE 500 MB. FURTHERMORE...THIS BACKING FLOW IS
PORTRAYING THE WELL PRONOUNCED ANTICYCLONIC FLOW IN PLACE.

&&

.SHORT TERM UPDATE...A DEEP LAYERED ANTICYLONE CENTERED IN THE
SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO WITH A SHARP RIDGE EXTENDING ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA AND OUR REGION...WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ARM AND HAMMER
SUBIDENCE. WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF SUNSHINE AND WINDS VEERING FROM
NORTHEAST TO EAST SOUTHEAST...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE
UPPER 70S TO NEAR 80 DEGREES. SINCE THE CURRENT FORECAST PACKAGE IS
ON TRACK...NO ADJUSTMENTS ARE PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING INDICATED NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS OF 9
AND 10 KNOTS AT 1 AND 2 THOUSAND FEET RESPECTIVELY WHICH COINCIDES
WITH THE KBYX VWP. WITH THE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE LOCATED OVER
SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT WATERS DROPPING SOUTHWARD AND
SPLINTERING...MOSTLY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL TURN EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT
10 KNOTS OR LESS EXCEPT VARIABLE ON NEARSHORE WATERS NORTH OF THE
MIDDLE KEYS AND FLORIDA BAY. WITH THAT SAID...THIS TRANSITIONAL
WORDING WILL BE INSERTED FOR THE 1030 AM COASTAL WATER ISSUANCE.


&&

.AVIATION... UNTIL 00Z/1ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR WITH MOSTLY
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 KNOTS OR LESS TURNING EAST SOUTHEAST AT
SIMILAR SPEEDS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 311411
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1010 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AFTER A CHILLY START WITH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 54
DEGREES AT BIG PINE KEY...60...61 AND 62 DEGREES AT THE KEY WEST
OFFICE...KEY WEST AIRPORT AND MARATHON AIRPORT
RESPECTIVELY...RESPLENDENT SUNSHINE HAS ALLOWED TEMPERATURES TO
REBOUND INTO THE LOWER AND MID 70S ALONG THE ISLAND CHAIN. AND OF
COURSE...LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF PRECIPITATON ECHOES BUT FALSE
ECHOES IN THE FORM OF CHAFF ARE SMOTHERING OUR REGION. SURFACE
WISE...A SPLINTERED RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS LOCATED IN SOUTH
FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS. ACROSS OUR MARINE
DISTRICT...WINDS ARE MOSTLY NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
OTHERWISE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING REVEALS SCANT MOISTURE (.63 INCHES)
WITH NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS BACKING TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING
APPRECIABLY ABOVE 500 MB. FURTHERMORE...THIS BACKING FLOW IS
PORTRAYING THE WELL PRONOUNCED ANTICYCLONIC FLOW IN PLACE.

&&

.SHORT TERM UPDATE...A DEEP LAYERED ANTICYLONE CENTERED IN THE
SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO WITH A SHARP RIDGE EXTENDING ACROSS SOUTH
FLORIDA AND OUR REGION...WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ARM AND HAMMER
SUBIDENCE. WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF SUNSHINE AND WINDS VEERING FROM
NORTHEAST TO EAST SOUTHEAST...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE
UPPER 70S TO NEAR 80 DEGREES. SINCE THE CURRENT FORECAST PACKAGE IS
ON TRACK...NO ADJUSTMENTS ARE PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING INDICATED NORTH NORTHEAST WINDS OF 9
AND 10 KNOTS AT 1 AND 2 THOUSAND FEET RESPECTIVELY WHICH COINCIDES
WITH THE KBYX VWP. WITH THE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE LOCATED OVER
SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT WATERS DROPPING SOUTHWARD AND
SPLINTERING...MOSTLY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL TURN EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT
10 KNOTS OR LESS EXCEPT VARIABLE ON NEARSHORE WATERS NORTH OF THE
MIDDLE KEYS AND FLORIDA BAY. WITH THAT SAID...THIS TRANSITIONAL
WORDING WILL BE INSERTED FOR THE 1030 AM COASTAL WATER ISSUANCE.


&&

.AVIATION... UNTIL 00Z/1ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR WITH MOSTLY
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 10 KNOTS OR LESS TURNING EAST SOUTHEAST AT
SIMILAR SPEEDS THIS AFTERNOON.

&&

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

&&

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FXUS62 KKEY 310725
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
325 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE NORTH AT 5 TO 10 MPH. C-MAN
WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE NORTH TO NORTHEAST NEAR 10 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY)...
A WEAK...ELONGATED AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
MOVE OVER NORTH FLORIDA WEDNESDAY...BEFORE STALLING AND DISSIPATING
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES
SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ONE INCH TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THE ANTICIPATED
PRESENCE OF THIS DRY AIR MASS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF
RAIN TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM (THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...BEFORE RETREATING EASTWARD
FRIDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD DOWN THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COLD FRONT SHOULD STALL
OVER SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS SUNDAY NIGHT...BEFORE SHIFTING SOUTHWARD
MONDAY. RAIN CHANCES WILL BE NEAR ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF A STALLED COLD FRONT JUST
NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS WARRANTS NO MORE THAN SLIGHT CHANCE POPS
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT TO GENTLE NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON ALL KEYS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED TODAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15
TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA
STRAITS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY AND THURSDAY
NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL
WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO
SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NO ADVISORIES OR
CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED SATURDAY. SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS
OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND ATLANTIC SATURDAY NIGHT.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TODAY. VARIABLE WINDS AT 5 KNOTS OR LESS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST AT 6
TO 8 KNOTS AFTER 13Z...AND GRADUALLY BECOME EAST BY LATE AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1911...1.64 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 31ST...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 104 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  78 68 81 71 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  79 68 83 71 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 310725
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
325 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE NORTH AT 5 TO 10 MPH. C-MAN
WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE NORTH TO NORTHEAST NEAR 10 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY)...
A WEAK...ELONGATED AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE
FLORIDA PENINSULA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
MOVE OVER NORTH FLORIDA WEDNESDAY...BEFORE STALLING AND DISSIPATING
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA THURSDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES
SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ONE INCH TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THE ANTICIPATED
PRESENCE OF THIS DRY AIR MASS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF
RAIN TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM (THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)...
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
FLORIDA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...BEFORE RETREATING EASTWARD
FRIDAY NIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS SOUTHWARD DOWN THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS COLD FRONT SHOULD STALL
OVER SOUTH FLORIDA SUNDAY. AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL
EXTEND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS SUNDAY NIGHT...BEFORE SHIFTING SOUTHWARD
MONDAY. RAIN CHANCES WILL BE NEAR ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF A STALLED COLD FRONT JUST
NORTH OF THE FLORIDA KEYS WARRANTS NO MORE THAN SLIGHT CHANCE POPS
SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT TO GENTLE NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON ALL KEYS COASTAL
WATERS TODAY. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED TODAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15
TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA
STRAITS WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY AND THURSDAY
NIGHT. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE COASTAL
WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO
SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS. NO ADVISORIES OR
CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED SATURDAY. SUSTAINED NORTHEAST TO EAST
SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS
OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND ATLANTIC SATURDAY NIGHT.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS
TODAY. VARIABLE WINDS AT 5 KNOTS OR LESS WILL BECOME NORTHEAST AT 6
TO 8 KNOTS AFTER 13Z...AND GRADUALLY BECOME EAST BY LATE AFTERNOON.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1911...1.64 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 31ST...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 104 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  78 68 81 71 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  79 68 83 71 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 310228
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1028 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - SURFACE WINDS ARE LIGHT OUT OF THE NORTH TO NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA...DUE TO A RIDGE AXIS STRADDLING THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA. DRY STABLE CONDITIONS PREVAIL...WITH A PWAT UNDER HALF AN
INCH. SKIES HAVE CLEARED...AS THE THIN CIRRUS SHIELD HAS SHIFTED
RATHER RAPIDLY SOUTHEASTWARD. ONLY A COUPLE OF SHORT LIVED SHOWERS
WERE EVIDENT OVER THE DISTANT FLORIDA STRAITS. TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR
70 WITH DEW POINTS IN THE MID 50S.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - LIGHT WINDS WILL PREVAIL ALONG THE
ISLAND CHAIN. THE WEAKER FLOW AND MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES SHOULD ALLOW
MORE PLACES TO DECOUPLE. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO...ON AVERAGE...BE
SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW YESTERDAY MORNINGS LOW. HOWEVER A FEW LOCATIONS
COULD FALL FURTHER DUE TO THE WEAKER FLOW AND DEW POINTS IN THE MID
50S. RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE FORECAST DUE THE DRY AND
STABLE CONDITIONS.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT NORTH TO NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON KEYS WATERS
OVERNIGHT DUE TO A RIDGE AXIS SETTLING SOUTHWARDS ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA. NO CAUTIONS OR ADVISORIES ARE REQUIRED. ONLY MINOR TWEAKS
MADE IN FIRST PERIODS WINDS IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS.
VARIABLE WINDS AT LESS THAN 6 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE
OVERNIGHT...INCREASING A BIT ON TUESDAY MORNING FROM THE NORTHEAST.

&&

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

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 310228
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1028 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - SURFACE WINDS ARE LIGHT OUT OF THE NORTH TO NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA...DUE TO A RIDGE AXIS STRADDLING THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA. DRY STABLE CONDITIONS PREVAIL...WITH A PWAT UNDER HALF AN
INCH. SKIES HAVE CLEARED...AS THE THIN CIRRUS SHIELD HAS SHIFTED
RATHER RAPIDLY SOUTHEASTWARD. ONLY A COUPLE OF SHORT LIVED SHOWERS
WERE EVIDENT OVER THE DISTANT FLORIDA STRAITS. TEMPERATURES ARE NEAR
70 WITH DEW POINTS IN THE MID 50S.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - LIGHT WINDS WILL PREVAIL ALONG THE
ISLAND CHAIN. THE WEAKER FLOW AND MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES SHOULD ALLOW
MORE PLACES TO DECOUPLE. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO...ON AVERAGE...BE
SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW YESTERDAY MORNINGS LOW. HOWEVER A FEW LOCATIONS
COULD FALL FURTHER DUE TO THE WEAKER FLOW AND DEW POINTS IN THE MID
50S. RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE FORECAST DUE THE DRY AND
STABLE CONDITIONS.

&&

.MARINE...
LIGHT NORTH TO NORTHEAST BREEZES WILL PREVAIL ON KEYS WATERS
OVERNIGHT DUE TO A RIDGE AXIS SETTLING SOUTHWARDS ACROSS THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA. NO CAUTIONS OR ADVISORIES ARE REQUIRED. ONLY MINOR TWEAKS
MADE IN FIRST PERIODS WINDS IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON TERMINALS.
VARIABLE WINDS AT LESS THAN 6 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE
OVERNIGHT...INCREASING A BIT ON TUESDAY MORNING FROM THE NORTHEAST.

&&

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

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301851
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
250 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE LOCATED NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF
CUBA MIGRATING EASTWARD...CONSIDERABLE CIRRUS IS COVERING THE ISLAND
CHAIN AND SOUTHWARD. ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS...TEMPERATURES ARE
PRIMARILY IN THE MID 70S WITH MOSTLY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF
AROUND 10 MPH. SURFACE WISE...AN EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC
RIDGE IS ALIGNED ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT
WATERS...WHILE A COLD FRONT DRAPED FROM THE MID ATLANTIC STATES DOWN
INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES IS SAGGING SOUTHEASTWARD. ACROSS
OUR MARINE DISTRICT...OBSERVATIONS INDICATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
OF AROUND 10 KNOTS. AND OF COURSE...NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES ARE
BEING DETECTED BUT AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF
CHAFF IS SMOTHERING OUR REGION.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT)...A SUBTLE MID AND
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL DRIVE
SOUTHEASTWARD AND OFFSHORE OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT...WITH A
DEEP TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE EMERGING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. GIVEN SCANT
MOISTURE WITHIN LARGE SCALE SINKING MOTION...RAIN CHANCES WILL BE
NEAR ZERO THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURE WISE...LIGHT WINDS WITH
DEWPOINTS AVERAGING NEAR OR JUST ABOVE 60 DEGREES WILL ALLOW
RADIATIONAL COOLING IN MANY ISLANDS TONIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY
NIGHT...WITH A STEADY EASTERLY WIND KEEPING LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE
LOWER 70S THEREAFTER. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE NEAR 80 DEGREES
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH HIGHS REACHING THE LOWER 80S
THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY)...A FORMIDABLE WESTERN ATLANTIC
SURFACE LYING THROUGH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL RETREAT
EASTWARD...A DECAYING TROUGH DROPS DOWN THE SUNSHINE STATE BEFORE
DISSIPATING. MEANWHILE...ANOTHER REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE
SWIFTLY EASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES THIS
WEEKEND...BEFORE SLIDING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN THEREAFTER.
GIVEN A DEEP LAYERED ANTICYCLONE MEANDERING OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS...MID AND UPPER
LEVEL SUBSIDENCE WILL MAINTAIN LIMITED MOISTURE THROUGH THE PERIOD.
HENCE...ONLY NICKLE POPS WILL BE RETAINED WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
AVERAGING IN THE LOWER 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS PRIMARILY IN THE
LOWER 70S.

&&

.MARINE...
NO HEADLINES WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH
AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...BEFORE WINDS FRESHEN LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY
NIGHT WHEN AN EXERCISE CAUTION OR POSSIBLY AN ADVISORY MAY BE
REQUIRED FOR AT LEAST THE FLORIDA STRAITS. MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS
ARE LIKELY FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK...BEFORE SLACKENING RELATIVELY
BRIEFLY EARLY NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/31ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. NORTH TO NORTHAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS WILL
SLACKEN TO 5 KNOTS OR LESS AT THE KEY WEST AIRPORT WHILE WINDS VARY
FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTHWEST AT LESS THAN 10 KNOTS...BEFORE BECOMING
LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATER TONIGHT.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  66 78 68 79 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  66 80 68 81 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301851
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
250 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE LOCATED NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF
CUBA MIGRATING EASTWARD...CONSIDERABLE CIRRUS IS COVERING THE ISLAND
CHAIN AND SOUTHWARD. ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS...TEMPERATURES ARE
PRIMARILY IN THE MID 70S WITH MOSTLY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF
AROUND 10 MPH. SURFACE WISE...AN EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC
RIDGE IS ALIGNED ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT
WATERS...WHILE A COLD FRONT DRAPED FROM THE MID ATLANTIC STATES DOWN
INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES IS SAGGING SOUTHEASTWARD. ACROSS
OUR MARINE DISTRICT...OBSERVATIONS INDICATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
OF AROUND 10 KNOTS. AND OF COURSE...NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES ARE
BEING DETECTED BUT AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF
CHAFF IS SMOTHERING OUR REGION.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT)...A SUBTLE MID AND
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL DRIVE
SOUTHEASTWARD AND OFFSHORE OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT...WITH A
DEEP TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE EMERGING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. GIVEN SCANT
MOISTURE WITHIN LARGE SCALE SINKING MOTION...RAIN CHANCES WILL BE
NEAR ZERO THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURE WISE...LIGHT WINDS WITH
DEWPOINTS AVERAGING NEAR OR JUST ABOVE 60 DEGREES WILL ALLOW
RADIATIONAL COOLING IN MANY ISLANDS TONIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY
NIGHT...WITH A STEADY EASTERLY WIND KEEPING LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE
LOWER 70S THEREAFTER. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE NEAR 80 DEGREES
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH HIGHS REACHING THE LOWER 80S
THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY)...A FORMIDABLE WESTERN ATLANTIC
SURFACE LYING THROUGH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL RETREAT
EASTWARD...A DECAYING TROUGH DROPS DOWN THE SUNSHINE STATE BEFORE
DISSIPATING. MEANWHILE...ANOTHER REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE
SWIFTLY EASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES THIS
WEEKEND...BEFORE SLIDING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN THEREAFTER.
GIVEN A DEEP LAYERED ANTICYCLONE MEANDERING OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS...MID AND UPPER
LEVEL SUBSIDENCE WILL MAINTAIN LIMITED MOISTURE THROUGH THE PERIOD.
HENCE...ONLY NICKLE POPS WILL BE RETAINED WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
AVERAGING IN THE LOWER 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS PRIMARILY IN THE
LOWER 70S.

&&

.MARINE...
NO HEADLINES WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH
AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...BEFORE WINDS FRESHEN LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY
NIGHT WHEN AN EXERCISE CAUTION OR POSSIBLY AN ADVISORY MAY BE
REQUIRED FOR AT LEAST THE FLORIDA STRAITS. MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS
ARE LIKELY FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK...BEFORE SLACKENING RELATIVELY
BRIEFLY EARLY NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/31ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. NORTH TO NORTHAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS WILL
SLACKEN TO 5 KNOTS OR LESS AT THE KEY WEST AIRPORT WHILE WINDS VARY
FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTHWEST AT LESS THAN 10 KNOTS...BEFORE BECOMING
LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATER TONIGHT.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  66 78 68 79 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  66 80 68 81 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301851
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
250 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE LOCATED NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF
CUBA MIGRATING EASTWARD...CONSIDERABLE CIRRUS IS COVERING THE ISLAND
CHAIN AND SOUTHWARD. ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS...TEMPERATURES ARE
PRIMARILY IN THE MID 70S WITH MOSTLY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF
AROUND 10 MPH. SURFACE WISE...AN EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC
RIDGE IS ALIGNED ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT
WATERS...WHILE A COLD FRONT DRAPED FROM THE MID ATLANTIC STATES DOWN
INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES IS SAGGING SOUTHEASTWARD. ACROSS
OUR MARINE DISTRICT...OBSERVATIONS INDICATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
OF AROUND 10 KNOTS. AND OF COURSE...NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES ARE
BEING DETECTED BUT AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF
CHAFF IS SMOTHERING OUR REGION.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT)...A SUBTLE MID AND
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL DRIVE
SOUTHEASTWARD AND OFFSHORE OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT...WITH A
DEEP TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE EMERGING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. GIVEN SCANT
MOISTURE WITHIN LARGE SCALE SINKING MOTION...RAIN CHANCES WILL BE
NEAR ZERO THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURE WISE...LIGHT WINDS WITH
DEWPOINTS AVERAGING NEAR OR JUST ABOVE 60 DEGREES WILL ALLOW
RADIATIONAL COOLING IN MANY ISLANDS TONIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY
NIGHT...WITH A STEADY EASTERLY WIND KEEPING LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE
LOWER 70S THEREAFTER. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE NEAR 80 DEGREES
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH HIGHS REACHING THE LOWER 80S
THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY)...A FORMIDABLE WESTERN ATLANTIC
SURFACE LYING THROUGH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL RETREAT
EASTWARD...A DECAYING TROUGH DROPS DOWN THE SUNSHINE STATE BEFORE
DISSIPATING. MEANWHILE...ANOTHER REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE
SWIFTLY EASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES THIS
WEEKEND...BEFORE SLIDING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN THEREAFTER.
GIVEN A DEEP LAYERED ANTICYCLONE MEANDERING OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS...MID AND UPPER
LEVEL SUBSIDENCE WILL MAINTAIN LIMITED MOISTURE THROUGH THE PERIOD.
HENCE...ONLY NICKLE POPS WILL BE RETAINED WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
AVERAGING IN THE LOWER 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS PRIMARILY IN THE
LOWER 70S.

&&

.MARINE...
NO HEADLINES WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH
AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...BEFORE WINDS FRESHEN LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY
NIGHT WHEN AN EXERCISE CAUTION OR POSSIBLY AN ADVISORY MAY BE
REQUIRED FOR AT LEAST THE FLORIDA STRAITS. MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS
ARE LIKELY FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK...BEFORE SLACKENING RELATIVELY
BRIEFLY EARLY NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/31ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. NORTH TO NORTHAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS WILL
SLACKEN TO 5 KNOTS OR LESS AT THE KEY WEST AIRPORT WHILE WINDS VARY
FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTHWEST AT LESS THAN 10 KNOTS...BEFORE BECOMING
LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATER TONIGHT.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  66 78 68 79 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  66 80 68 81 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301851
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
250 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE LOCATED NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF
CUBA MIGRATING EASTWARD...CONSIDERABLE CIRRUS IS COVERING THE ISLAND
CHAIN AND SOUTHWARD. ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS...TEMPERATURES ARE
PRIMARILY IN THE MID 70S WITH MOSTLY NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF
AROUND 10 MPH. SURFACE WISE...AN EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC
RIDGE IS ALIGNED ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT
WATERS...WHILE A COLD FRONT DRAPED FROM THE MID ATLANTIC STATES DOWN
INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES IS SAGGING SOUTHEASTWARD. ACROSS
OUR MARINE DISTRICT...OBSERVATIONS INDICATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS
OF AROUND 10 KNOTS. AND OF COURSE...NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES ARE
BEING DETECTED BUT AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF
CHAFF IS SMOTHERING OUR REGION.

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT)...A SUBTLE MID AND
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL DRIVE
SOUTHEASTWARD AND OFFSHORE OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT...WITH A
DEEP TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE EMERGING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. GIVEN SCANT
MOISTURE WITHIN LARGE SCALE SINKING MOTION...RAIN CHANCES WILL BE
NEAR ZERO THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURE WISE...LIGHT WINDS WITH
DEWPOINTS AVERAGING NEAR OR JUST ABOVE 60 DEGREES WILL ALLOW
RADIATIONAL COOLING IN MANY ISLANDS TONIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY
NIGHT...WITH A STEADY EASTERLY WIND KEEPING LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE
LOWER 70S THEREAFTER. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL AVERAGE NEAR 80 DEGREES
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH HIGHS REACHING THE LOWER 80S
THURSDAY.

.LONG TERM (FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY)...A FORMIDABLE WESTERN ATLANTIC
SURFACE LYING THROUGH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL RETREAT
EASTWARD...A DECAYING TROUGH DROPS DOWN THE SUNSHINE STATE BEFORE
DISSIPATING. MEANWHILE...ANOTHER REGION OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE
SWIFTLY EASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES THIS
WEEKEND...BEFORE SLIDING INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN THEREAFTER.
GIVEN A DEEP LAYERED ANTICYCLONE MEANDERING OVER THE FLORIDA
PENINSULA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC AND GULF WATERS...MID AND UPPER
LEVEL SUBSIDENCE WILL MAINTAIN LIMITED MOISTURE THROUGH THE PERIOD.
HENCE...ONLY NICKLE POPS WILL BE RETAINED WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
AVERAGING IN THE LOWER 80S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS PRIMARILY IN THE
LOWER 70S.

&&

.MARINE...
NO HEADLINES WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS THROUGH
AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...BEFORE WINDS FRESHEN LATE THURSDAY OR THURSDAY
NIGHT WHEN AN EXERCISE CAUTION OR POSSIBLY AN ADVISORY MAY BE
REQUIRED FOR AT LEAST THE FLORIDA STRAITS. MODERATE TO FRESH WINDS
ARE LIKELY FOR THE END OF THIS WEEK...BEFORE SLACKENING RELATIVELY
BRIEFLY EARLY NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...
UNTIL 12Z/31ST...VFR CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR AT THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON TERMINALS. NORTH TO NORTHAST WINDS NEAR 10 KNOTS WILL
SLACKEN TO 5 KNOTS OR LESS AT THE KEY WEST AIRPORT WHILE WINDS VARY
FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTHWEST AT LESS THAN 10 KNOTS...BEFORE BECOMING
LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATER TONIGHT.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  66 78 68 79 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  66 80 68 81 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301348
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
945 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...EARLY VISIBLE SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW SKIES ARE
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO NEAR 70 DEGREES
ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS. MEANWHILE...LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF
PRECITATION ECHOES...BUT FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF CHAFF ARE
INCREASING IN COVERAGE OVER OUR COUNTY WARNING AREA. SURFACE
WISE...A DECAYING...EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LIES
ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND INTO THE
GULF OF MEXICO. ACROSS OUR MARINE DISTRICT...WINDS ARE NORTHEAST TO
EAST RANGING FROM 12 KNOTS AT PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT TO 17 KNOTS AT
SAND KEY LIGHT. OTHERWISE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING REVEALS LIMITED
MOISTURE (PWAT .76 INCHES) WITH MOISTURE CONFINED BETWEEN 23 AND
30000 FEET. GENTLE TO MODERATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS TURN WEST
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE 700 MB.

&&

.SHORT TERM UPDATE...DESPITE A MID AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
TRACKING THROUGH THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA
THIS AFTERNOON...EXTREMELY DRY AND STABLE AIR WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LOW
LEVEL BOUNDARIES NEARBY WILL ENSURE A PRECIPITATION FREE DAY.
RESPLENDENT SUNSHINE WITH GRADUALLY SLACKENING MOSTLY NORTHEAST
BREEZES WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S ALONG
MOST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. SINCE THE CURRENT FORECAST HANDLES THE
SITUATION WELL...NO ADJUSTMENT IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...WITH A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LYING ACROSS THE SUNSHINE
STATE AND THE ADJACENT WATERS SETTLING SOUTHWARD...HEATING ON THE
SOUTH FLORIDA MAINLAND AND A LOOSENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ALLOW
WINDS TO ABATE APPRECIABLY AND ESPECIALLY ON THE WATERS ADJACENT TO
THE UPPER KEYS INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY. SUBSEQUENTLY...ALL HEADLINES
WILL REMOVED WITH WINDS BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT LESS THAN 10
KNOTS ON FLORIDA BAY.

&&

.AVIATION...REST OF TODAY...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE
KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORTS. WINDS
WILL AVERAGE FROM 040 DEGREES NEAR 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 TO
17 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 KNOTS AFTER 18Z. SKIES WILL BE CLEAR.
&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301348
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
945 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...EARLY VISIBLE SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW SKIES ARE
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO NEAR 70 DEGREES
ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS. MEANWHILE...LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF
PRECITATION ECHOES...BUT FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF CHAFF ARE
INCREASING IN COVERAGE OVER OUR COUNTY WARNING AREA. SURFACE
WISE...A DECAYING...EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LIES
ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND INTO THE
GULF OF MEXICO. ACROSS OUR MARINE DISTRICT...WINDS ARE NORTHEAST TO
EAST RANGING FROM 12 KNOTS AT PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT TO 17 KNOTS AT
SAND KEY LIGHT. OTHERWISE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING REVEALS LIMITED
MOISTURE (PWAT .76 INCHES) WITH MOISTURE CONFINED BETWEEN 23 AND
30000 FEET. GENTLE TO MODERATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS TURN WEST
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE 700 MB.

&&

.SHORT TERM UPDATE...DESPITE A MID AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
TRACKING THROUGH THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA
THIS AFTERNOON...EXTREMELY DRY AND STABLE AIR WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LOW
LEVEL BOUNDARIES NEARBY WILL ENSURE A PRECIPITATION FREE DAY.
RESPLENDENT SUNSHINE WITH GRADUALLY SLACKENING MOSTLY NORTHEAST
BREEZES WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S ALONG
MOST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. SINCE THE CURRENT FORECAST HANDLES THE
SITUATION WELL...NO ADJUSTMENT IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...WITH A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LYING ACROSS THE SUNSHINE
STATE AND THE ADJACENT WATERS SETTLING SOUTHWARD...HEATING ON THE
SOUTH FLORIDA MAINLAND AND A LOOSENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ALLOW
WINDS TO ABATE APPRECIABLY AND ESPECIALLY ON THE WATERS ADJACENT TO
THE UPPER KEYS INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY. SUBSEQUENTLY...ALL HEADLINES
WILL REMOVED WITH WINDS BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT LESS THAN 10
KNOTS ON FLORIDA BAY.

&&

.AVIATION...REST OF TODAY...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE
KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORTS. WINDS
WILL AVERAGE FROM 040 DEGREES NEAR 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 TO
17 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 KNOTS AFTER 18Z. SKIES WILL BE CLEAR.
&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301348
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
945 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...EARLY VISIBLE SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW SKIES ARE
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO NEAR 70 DEGREES
ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS. MEANWHILE...LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF
PRECITATION ECHOES...BUT FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF CHAFF ARE
INCREASING IN COVERAGE OVER OUR COUNTY WARNING AREA. SURFACE
WISE...A DECAYING...EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LIES
ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND INTO THE
GULF OF MEXICO. ACROSS OUR MARINE DISTRICT...WINDS ARE NORTHEAST TO
EAST RANGING FROM 12 KNOTS AT PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT TO 17 KNOTS AT
SAND KEY LIGHT. OTHERWISE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING REVEALS LIMITED
MOISTURE (PWAT .76 INCHES) WITH MOISTURE CONFINED BETWEEN 23 AND
30000 FEET. GENTLE TO MODERATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS TURN WEST
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE 700 MB.

&&

.SHORT TERM UPDATE...DESPITE A MID AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
TRACKING THROUGH THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA
THIS AFTERNOON...EXTREMELY DRY AND STABLE AIR WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LOW
LEVEL BOUNDARIES NEARBY WILL ENSURE A PRECIPITATION FREE DAY.
RESPLENDENT SUNSHINE WITH GRADUALLY SLACKENING MOSTLY NORTHEAST
BREEZES WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S ALONG
MOST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. SINCE THE CURRENT FORECAST HANDLES THE
SITUATION WELL...NO ADJUSTMENT IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...WITH A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LYING ACROSS THE SUNSHINE
STATE AND THE ADJACENT WATERS SETTLING SOUTHWARD...HEATING ON THE
SOUTH FLORIDA MAINLAND AND A LOOSENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ALLOW
WINDS TO ABATE APPRECIABLY AND ESPECIALLY ON THE WATERS ADJACENT TO
THE UPPER KEYS INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY. SUBSEQUENTLY...ALL HEADLINES
WILL REMOVED WITH WINDS BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT LESS THAN 10
KNOTS ON FLORIDA BAY.

&&

.AVIATION...REST OF TODAY...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE
KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORTS. WINDS
WILL AVERAGE FROM 040 DEGREES NEAR 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 TO
17 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 KNOTS AFTER 18Z. SKIES WILL BE CLEAR.
&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 301348
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
945 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...EARLY VISIBLE SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW SKIES ARE
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO NEAR 70 DEGREES
ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS. MEANWHILE...LOCAL RADARS ARE VOID OF
PRECITATION ECHOES...BUT FALSE ECHOES IN THE FORM OF CHAFF ARE
INCREASING IN COVERAGE OVER OUR COUNTY WARNING AREA. SURFACE
WISE...A DECAYING...EAST-WEST ORIENTED WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LIES
ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA AND INTO THE
GULF OF MEXICO. ACROSS OUR MARINE DISTRICT...WINDS ARE NORTHEAST TO
EAST RANGING FROM 12 KNOTS AT PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT TO 17 KNOTS AT
SAND KEY LIGHT. OTHERWISE...OUR MORNING SOUNDING REVEALS LIMITED
MOISTURE (PWAT .76 INCHES) WITH MOISTURE CONFINED BETWEEN 23 AND
30000 FEET. GENTLE TO MODERATE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS TURN WEST
SOUTHWEST AND INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY ABOVE 700 MB.

&&

.SHORT TERM UPDATE...DESPITE A MID AND UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
TRACKING THROUGH THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND FLORIDA PENINSULA
THIS AFTERNOON...EXTREMELY DRY AND STABLE AIR WITH ABSOLUTELY NO LOW
LEVEL BOUNDARIES NEARBY WILL ENSURE A PRECIPITATION FREE DAY.
RESPLENDENT SUNSHINE WITH GRADUALLY SLACKENING MOSTLY NORTHEAST
BREEZES WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S ALONG
MOST OF THE ISLAND CHAIN. SINCE THE CURRENT FORECAST HANDLES THE
SITUATION WELL...NO ADJUSTMENT IS PLANNED.

&&

.MARINE...WITH A WESTERN ATLANTIC RIDGE LYING ACROSS THE SUNSHINE
STATE AND THE ADJACENT WATERS SETTLING SOUTHWARD...HEATING ON THE
SOUTH FLORIDA MAINLAND AND A LOOSENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ALLOW
WINDS TO ABATE APPRECIABLY AND ESPECIALLY ON THE WATERS ADJACENT TO
THE UPPER KEYS INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY. SUBSEQUENTLY...ALL HEADLINES
WILL REMOVED WITH WINDS BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT LESS THAN 10
KNOTS ON FLORIDA BAY.

&&

.AVIATION...REST OF TODAY...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE
KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORTS. WINDS
WILL AVERAGE FROM 040 DEGREES NEAR 10 KNOTS WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 TO
17 KNOTS...DECREASING TO 6 TO 8 KNOTS AFTER 18Z. SKIES WILL BE CLEAR.
&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300817
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
420 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE UPPER 60S.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL WEAKEN
TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER
NORTH FLORIDA WEDNESDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW
ONE INCH TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS
DRY AIR MASS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

.LONG TERM (WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY)...
THE AFOREMENTIONED TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE
OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
FLORIDA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL RETREAT EASTWARD SATURDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA. THIS COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
STALL OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY.
PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES SHOULD BE NEAR ONE INCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY...WHICH IS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE BEGINNING OF APRIL.
THE PRESENCE OF THIS RELATIVELY DRY AIR MASS WILL RESULT IN A NEAR
ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS
THIS MORNING DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF
15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA
STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH AT LEAST 31/06Z AT BOTH THE KEY
WEST AND MARATHON ISLAND TERMINALS. WINDS WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE
NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT...DECREASING AFTER 30/18Z.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  77 67 79 69 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  79 67 81 68 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300817
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
420 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE UPPER 60S.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL WEAKEN
TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER
NORTH FLORIDA WEDNESDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW
ONE INCH TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS
DRY AIR MASS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

.LONG TERM (WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY)...
THE AFOREMENTIONED TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE
OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
FLORIDA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL RETREAT EASTWARD SATURDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA. THIS COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
STALL OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY.
PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES SHOULD BE NEAR ONE INCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY...WHICH IS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE BEGINNING OF APRIL.
THE PRESENCE OF THIS RELATIVELY DRY AIR MASS WILL RESULT IN A NEAR
ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS
THIS MORNING DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF
15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA
STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH AT LEAST 31/06Z AT BOTH THE KEY
WEST AND MARATHON ISLAND TERMINALS. WINDS WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE
NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT...DECREASING AFTER 30/18Z.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  77 67 79 69 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  79 67 81 68 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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AVIATION.............................BWC

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300817
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
420 AM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
.CURRENTLY...
KBYX DETECTS NO PRECIPITATION ECHOES. SKIES OVER THE ISLAND CHAIN
ARE MOSTLY CLEAR. WINDS OVER LAND ARE NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.
C-MAN WINDS...ON AVERAGE...ARE NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE UPPER 60S.

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL WEAKEN
TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER
NORTH FLORIDA WEDNESDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES WILL REMAIN BELOW
ONE INCH TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THE ANTICIPATED PRESENCE OF THIS
DRY AIR MASS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO CHANCE OF RAIN TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

.LONG TERM (WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY)...
THE AFOREMENTIONED TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE
OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
AN ATLANTIC RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
FLORIDA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL RETREAT EASTWARD SATURDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTHWARD
THROUGH THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA. THIS COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO
STALL OVER NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY.
PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES SHOULD BE NEAR ONE INCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY...WHICH IS BELOW NORMAL FOR THE BEGINNING OF APRIL.
THE PRESENCE OF THIS RELATIVELY DRY AIR MASS WILL RESULT IN A NEAR
ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY.

&&

.MARINE...
SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON ALL KEYS COASTAL WATERS
THIS MORNING DUE TO SUSTAINED NORTHEAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS. NO ADVISORIES OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF
15 TO 20 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA
STRAITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SMALL CRAFT ARE URGED TO EXERCISE
CAUTION ON THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO SUSTAINED EAST SURFACE WINDS OF 15 TO 20
KNOTS.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH AT LEAST 31/06Z AT BOTH THE KEY
WEST AND MARATHON ISLAND TERMINALS. WINDS WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE
NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT...DECREASING AFTER 30/18Z.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ON THIS DATE IN FLORIDA KEYS WEATHER HISTORY...IN 1905...4.52 INCHES
OF RAIN FELL IN KEY WEST. THIS SET THE DAILY RECORD FOR MAXIMUM
RAINFALL MEASURED IN KEY WEST ON MARCH 30TH...A RECORD WHICH STILL
STANDS 110 YEARS LATER. RAINFALL RECORDS AT KEY WEST DATE BACK TO
1871.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
KEY WEST  77 67 79 69 / 00 00 00 00
MARATHON  79 67 81 68 / 00 00 00 00

&&

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

&&

$$

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300231
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS IS
SPREADING SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIME BEING...KEEPING
A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE KEYS. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS HAVE COME UP TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS ACROSS MOST KEYS WATERS...AND
GENERALLY 10 TO 15 MPH OVER LAND. STABLE CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE
WITH DRY AIR PRESENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE COLUMN. TEMPERATURES ARE
CURRENTLY NEAR 70...WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 60.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - NEAR BREEZY NORTH TO EAST WINDS WILL
RELAX LATE TONIGHT AS THE HIGH CELL TO OUR NORTH SPREADS FURTHER
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST...AND WEAKENS THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES WITH WINDS RIGHT DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SHOULD LET
TEMPERATURES SETTLE A BIT FURTHER INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S. STABLE
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...AND NO PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR. NO UPDATE
PLANNED FOR THE ZONE FORECAST.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS HAVE INCREASED AGAIN THIS EVENING ACROSS KEYS WATERS...HENCE A
CAUTION IS IN PLACE FOR ALL MARINE ZONES. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO TREND
DOWNWARDS TOWARDS THE END OF THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD AS A HIGH CELL
CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS SPREADS SOUTH AND
SOUTHEASTWARD...REDUCING THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. WILL ONLY
ADJUST TRANSITIONAL WIND WORDING IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON AIRPORTS. SURFACE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF 6 TO 12 KNOTS
WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING...BECOMING
NORTH TO 6 KNOTS OR LESS MONDAY EVENING. FEW LOW CLOUDS COULD REACH
OUR AREA TONIGHT.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....KN
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300231
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS IS
SPREADING SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIME BEING...KEEPING
A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE KEYS. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS HAVE COME UP TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS ACROSS MOST KEYS WATERS...AND
GENERALLY 10 TO 15 MPH OVER LAND. STABLE CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE
WITH DRY AIR PRESENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE COLUMN. TEMPERATURES ARE
CURRENTLY NEAR 70...WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 60.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - NEAR BREEZY NORTH TO EAST WINDS WILL
RELAX LATE TONIGHT AS THE HIGH CELL TO OUR NORTH SPREADS FURTHER
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST...AND WEAKENS THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES WITH WINDS RIGHT DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SHOULD LET
TEMPERATURES SETTLE A BIT FURTHER INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S. STABLE
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...AND NO PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR. NO UPDATE
PLANNED FOR THE ZONE FORECAST.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS HAVE INCREASED AGAIN THIS EVENING ACROSS KEYS WATERS...HENCE A
CAUTION IS IN PLACE FOR ALL MARINE ZONES. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO TREND
DOWNWARDS TOWARDS THE END OF THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD AS A HIGH CELL
CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS SPREADS SOUTH AND
SOUTHEASTWARD...REDUCING THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. WILL ONLY
ADJUST TRANSITIONAL WIND WORDING IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON AIRPORTS. SURFACE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF 6 TO 12 KNOTS
WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING...BECOMING
NORTH TO 6 KNOTS OR LESS MONDAY EVENING. FEW LOW CLOUDS COULD REACH
OUR AREA TONIGHT.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....KN
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300231
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS IS
SPREADING SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIME BEING...KEEPING
A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE KEYS. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS HAVE COME UP TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS ACROSS MOST KEYS WATERS...AND
GENERALLY 10 TO 15 MPH OVER LAND. STABLE CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE
WITH DRY AIR PRESENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE COLUMN. TEMPERATURES ARE
CURRENTLY NEAR 70...WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 60.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - NEAR BREEZY NORTH TO EAST WINDS WILL
RELAX LATE TONIGHT AS THE HIGH CELL TO OUR NORTH SPREADS FURTHER
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST...AND WEAKENS THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES WITH WINDS RIGHT DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SHOULD LET
TEMPERATURES SETTLE A BIT FURTHER INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S. STABLE
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...AND NO PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR. NO UPDATE
PLANNED FOR THE ZONE FORECAST.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS HAVE INCREASED AGAIN THIS EVENING ACROSS KEYS WATERS...HENCE A
CAUTION IS IN PLACE FOR ALL MARINE ZONES. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO TREND
DOWNWARDS TOWARDS THE END OF THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD AS A HIGH CELL
CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS SPREADS SOUTH AND
SOUTHEASTWARD...REDUCING THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. WILL ONLY
ADJUST TRANSITIONAL WIND WORDING IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON AIRPORTS. SURFACE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF 6 TO 12 KNOTS
WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING...BECOMING
NORTH TO 6 KNOTS OR LESS MONDAY EVENING. FEW LOW CLOUDS COULD REACH
OUR AREA TONIGHT.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....KN
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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000
FXUS62 KKEY 300231
AFDKEY

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1031 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CURRENTLY - A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS IS
SPREADING SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWARD...AND FOR THE TIME BEING...KEEPING
A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE KEYS. NORTHEAST TO EAST
WINDS HAVE COME UP TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS ACROSS MOST KEYS WATERS...AND
GENERALLY 10 TO 15 MPH OVER LAND. STABLE CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE
WITH DRY AIR PRESENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE COLUMN. TEMPERATURES ARE
CURRENTLY NEAR 70...WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 60.

SHORT TERM UPDATE (OVERNIGHT) - NEAR BREEZY NORTH TO EAST WINDS WILL
RELAX LATE TONIGHT AS THE HIGH CELL TO OUR NORTH SPREADS FURTHER
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST...AND WEAKENS THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES WITH WINDS RIGHT DOWN THE ISLAND CHAIN SHOULD LET
TEMPERATURES SETTLE A BIT FURTHER INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S. STABLE
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL...AND NO PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR. NO UPDATE
PLANNED FOR THE ZONE FORECAST.

&&

.MARINE...
WINDS HAVE INCREASED AGAIN THIS EVENING ACROSS KEYS WATERS...HENCE A
CAUTION IS IN PLACE FOR ALL MARINE ZONES. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO TREND
DOWNWARDS TOWARDS THE END OF THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD AS A HIGH CELL
CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS SPREADS SOUTH AND
SOUTHEASTWARD...REDUCING THE LOCAL PRESSURE GRADIENT. WILL ONLY
ADJUST TRANSITIONAL WIND WORDING IN THE EVENING MARINE UPDATE.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND
MARATHON AIRPORTS. SURFACE NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS OF 6 TO 12 KNOTS
WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING...BECOMING
NORTH TO 6 KNOTS OR LESS MONDAY EVENING. FEW LOW CLOUDS COULD REACH
OUR AREA TONIGHT.

&&

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

$$

PUBLIC/MARINE.........11
AVIATION/NOWCASTS.....KN
DATA COLLECTION.......99

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