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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1038 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS CONTINUE TO TURN SO THAT MOST LOCATIONS ARE REPORTING NORTH OR
SLIGHTLY NORTHWEST BREEZES. HIGH PRESSURE IN THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF
MEXICO IS REACHING FURTHER EASTWARD...SO THE WIND SPEEDS ARE SLOWLY
BUT STEADILY DIMINISHING THIS MORNING. EARLY MORNING VISIBLE
SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW MORE BREAKS IN THE CLOUD COVER OCCURRING OVER
THE UPPER KEYS...REMAINING MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE
KEYS. TEMPERATURES ARE AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE 65 DEGREES ALONG THE
ISLAND CHAIN.

A RECENTLY UPDATED ZONE FORECAST HAD A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS IN THE
VERY SHORT TERM. OPENED A RANGE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY. EVEN
THOUGH THERE IS MINIMAL COOL AIR ADVECTION PRESENTLY...A FEW BREAKS
IN THE CLOUDS COULD ADD A DEGREE OR TWO. AND BASED ON THE FACT THAT
MOST LOCATIONS ARE ALREADY AOA 65-66 DEGREES...OPENED THAT RANGE.
THE INITIAL WIND CONDITIONS WERE ALSO SET CLOSER TO THE NORTHERLY
DIRECTION...AND SPEEDS WERE SET AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

&&

.MARINE...
THE RECENTLY UPDATED COASTAL WATERS FORECAST HAD THE GENERAL SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY CONVERTED TO AN ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS ACROSS THE
STRAITS AND OFFSHORE GULF WATERS. THE ADVISORY HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
FOR HAWK CHANNEL AND THE NEARSHORE GULF WATERS ADJACENT TO THE
FLORIDA KEYS. HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING EASTWARD THROUGH THE GULF OF
MEXICO SHOULD ALLOW MORE MODERATE BREEZES FOR THE DURATION OF THIS
WORK WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION...
THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE TAF PERIOD...VFR CONDITIONS WILL
PREVAIL AT BOTH THE KEY WEST AND MARATHON INTL AIRPORT TERMINALS.
AVIATORS CAN EXPECT BROKEN TO OVERCAST SKIES RANGING ABOVE 5,000 FT. 

&&

.KEY WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FL...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS
     AFTERNOON FOR GMZ033-034-052>055-072>075.

&&

$$

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

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