542  
FNUS72 KKEY 111938  
FWSKEY  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR USCG MIAMI 11JAN TEST...US COAST GUARD\COAST GUARD  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
238 PM EST THU JAN 11 2018  
 
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (305) 295-1316EXT3, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A COLD FRONT CURRENTLY NEAR THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL  
STEADILY PROGRESS EASTWARD ACROSS THE GULF ON FRIDAY, THEN CROSS  
THE FLORIDA KEYS AND SURROUNDING COASTAL WATERS DURING THE  
OVERNIGHT PERIOD INTO SATURDAY MORNING. GENTLE SOUTHEAST BREEZES  
WILL STEADILY CLOCK TO SOUTH, SOUTHWEST, WEST, AND THEN NORTHWEST  
THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT AS A COLD FRONT  
APPROACHES AND MOVES THROUGH OUR AREA. ASIDE FROM SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AHEAD AND ALONG THE FRONT, WIND SPEEDS SHOULD NOT WARRANT  
ANY ADVISORY OR CAUTIONARY HEADLINES FOR SMALL CRAFT. HOWEVER, ON  
THE BACK SIDE OF THE FRONT WHICH PULLS THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY  
MORNING, THERE SHOULD BE AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF EITHER CAUTIONARY  
OR ADVISORY HEADLINES FOR SMALL CRAFT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.  
SURFACE WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 17 MPH.  
WAVE HEIGHT.........2 FEET BUILDING TO 3 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
 
TIME (EST) 6 PM 8 PM 10 PM MIDNGT 2 AM 4 AM  
SKY COVER.......MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY MCLDY  
WEATHER COV..... ISOLTD ISOLTD ISOLTD ISOLTD ISOLTD  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR  
TSTM COV........NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TEMP............75 75 75 74 74 74  
SURFACE WIND....SE 9 E 13 SE 14 SE 14 SE 14 S 16  
SURFACE WND GST.10 15 15 15 15 20  
WAVE HEIGHT (FT)2 2 2 2 3 3  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS  
EARLY IN THE MORNING, THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 78.  
SURFACE WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 17 MPH.  
WAVE HEIGHT.........3 FEET SUBSIDING TO 2 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
TIME (EST) 6 AM 8 AM 10 AM NOON 2 PM 4 PM  
SKY COVER.......MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
WEATHER COV.....ISOLTD SCTTRD SCTTRD SCTTRD SCTTRD SCTTRD  
WEATHER TYPE....RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR  
TSTM COV........NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TEMP............74 75 76 77 77 76  
SURFACE WIND....S 16 S 16 S 15 S 15 S 15 SW 14  
SURFACE WND GST.20 20 15  
WAVE HEIGHT (FT)3 3 3 3 2 2  
 

 
 
FORECASTER...ROTHWELL  
REQUESTED BY...LCDR MARC MCDONNELL  
TYPE OF REQUEST...MARINE  
.TAG 1800310.0/KEY  
 
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