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NOUS42 KKEY 151710 AAA  
PNSKEY  
FLZ076>078-160205-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
110 PM EDT TUE MAY 15 2018  
   
..RECENT WET CONDITIONS ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS
 
 
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE THAT DEVELOPED IN THE SOUTHEAST GULF OF  
MEXICO RESULTED IN A HIGH PRECIPITATION EVENT FOR PORTIONS OF THE  
FLORIDA KEYS OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS. THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS  
OCCURRED ON SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018, WITH ONE SITE ON SUNSET KEY  
REPORTING 5.39 INCHES OF RAINFALL FOR THE DAY. ALSO ON SUNDAY,  
KEY WEST RECORDED A NEW DAILY RECORD RAINFALL OF 3.25 INCHES.  
PREVIOUSLY, THE DAILY RAINFALL RECORD FOR KEY WEST WAS 1.44 INCHES  
SET IN 1988.  
 
THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS 3-DAY RAINFALL TOTALS COLLECTED ACROSS THE  
FLORIDA KEYS FOR THIS EVENT. NOTE: DRY TORTUGAS TOTAL DOES NOT YET  
REFLECT RAINFALL OCCURRING AFTER MONDAY MORNING OBSERVATION TIME.  
   
..72-HOUR RAINFALL REPORTS ENDING AT THE TIME/DATE INDICATED
 
 
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER  
SUNSET KEY 6.73 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
KEY WEST-OLD TOWN 5.54 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
STOCK ISLAND 4.88 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
KEY WEST INT'L AP 4.59 IN 0753 AM 05/15 ASOS  
NWS KEY WEST 4.05 IN 1200 AM 05/15 COOP  
KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL 3.52 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WEATHERSTEM  
CUDJOE KEY 3.47 IN 0700 AM 05/15 COCORAHS  
BAYPOINT 3.23 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
DRY TORTUGAS 3.12 IN 0910 AM 05/14 COOP  
RAMROD KEY 3.01 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
RAMROD KEY 2.67 IN 0830 AM 05/15 CWOP  
CUDJOE KEY 2.49 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
CUDJOE KEY 2.26 IN 0823 AM 05/15 CWOP  
BIG PINE KEY 2.16 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
BIG PINE KEY 2.03 IN 0738 AM 05/15 RAWS  
BIG TORCH KEY 1.78 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK 1.59 IN 0700 AM 05/15 COOP  
BAHIA HONDA KEY 1.42 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
GRASSY KEY 1.17 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
1 WSW LOWER MATECUMBE KEY 1.14 IN 0800 AM 05/15 COCORAHS  
FL KEYS MARATHON INT'L AP 0.60 IN 0753 AM 05/15 ASOS  
LOWER MATECUMBE KEY 0.52 IN 0829 AM 05/15 CWOP  
ISLAMORADA 0.48 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
ROUTE 1/CARD SOUND RD 0.33 IN 0730 AM 05/15 COCORAHS  
OCEAN REEF 0.31 IN 0816 AM 05/15 CWOP  
KEY LARGO 0.26 IN 1200 AM 05/15 WUNDERGROUND  
KEY LARGO NORTH HANDAR 0.25 IN 0730 AM 05/15 NWS  
JOHN PENNEKAMP STATE PARK 0.24 IN 1140 AM 05/15 COOP  
TAVERNIER-KEY LARGO, MM95 0.11 IN 0700 AM 05/15 COCORAHS  
ROUTE 1/CARD SOUND RD 0.05 IN 0821 AM 05/15 CWOP  
 
 
OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING  
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. WE THANK ALL VOLUNTEER WEATHER OBSERVERS  
FOR THEIR DEDICATION. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.  
 

 
 
UPDATED TO INCLUDE JOHN PENNEKAMP STATE PARK AND TAVERNIER-KEY  
LARGO OBSERVATION DATA FROM MAY 14TH-15TH.  
 
BT/SD/DR  
 
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