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Jan 11, 2006, 4:05 AM

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Here's a forecast from from Jan 11 06:03 a.m. ET. Any idea on winds or water temps?

Forecast for Key West, FL (33040) 10-Day Forecast
High /Low (F) Precip. % Today
Jan 11 Partly Cloudy 76/68 10 % Thu
Jan 12
Partly Cloudy 76/70 10 % Fri
Jan 13
Partly Cloudy 77/67 20 % Sat
Jan 14
Isolated T-Storms 73/60 30 % Sun
Jan 15
Partly Cloudy 70/63 10 % Mon
Jan 16
Sunny 74/67 10 % Tue
Jan 17
Sunny 76/67 10 % Wed
Jan 18
Partly Cloudy 76/64 20 % Thu
Jan 19
Few Showers 74/67 30 % Fri
Jan 20
Mostly Sunny 75/66 10 %

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Jan 11, 2006, 1:42 PM

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Here is a Key West forecast that Chris Bedford and his team at Sailing Weather Services provided Scuttlebutt, as of January 11th:

Key West Race Week Preliminary Weather
Jennifer Lilly, Sailing Weather Services

Weather for Key West Race Week is rarely straight forward, and this year will be no exception. A week of active and changing winds will favor boats and crews geared for a wide range of winds.

Monday, high pressure is expected to move off the southeastern US coast and into the Atlantic north of Bermuda. This will provide a moderate east-southeast gradient with a good bet for breeze building to the 15-20 knot range. A great start to the week, but there is an outside risk of showers.

On Tuesday, this high will shift further east and a cold front will be moving toward Key West from the Gulf of Mexico. Moderate 12-17 knots pre-front breezes with winds veered toward the southeast and south-southeast. An unstable afternoon left shift may make things interesting. Some showers may arrive late in the day.

Wednesday looks like the trickiest day weather-wise. A cold front will move through sometime during the day, shifting winds from south to northwest and north. There is a good chance of showers and even some thundersqualls, especially in the morning.

On Thursday, the front will move away to the southeast and a high pressure will build over the Gulf Coast. Moderate northerly gradient winds 15-20 knots in the morning will veer toward the northeast and ease through the day. Cooler with mainly sunny conditions likely.

For the final day of racing on Friday, high pressure will pass north of Key West, causing winds to veer right from northeast to east. Moderate winds, 10-15 knots.

Such changeable weather will create changing forecasts! Make sure you stay up to date with the most recent Key West forecasts available daily from the North Sails Weather Center (or sign up for forecasts in advance by logging on to the North Sails Weather Center at

- Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt


Jan 12, 2006, 3:57 PM

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10-Day Forecast (Last Updated Jan 12 06:03 p.m. ET )
High /Low (F) Precip. % Tonight
Jan 12 Partly Cloudy 69 20 % Fri
Jan 13
Isolated T-Storms 77/65 30 % Sat
Jan 14
Partly Cloudy / Wind 70/55 10 % Sun
Jan 15
Partly Cloudy 65/59 20 % Mon
Jan 16
Sunny 73/67 10 % Tue
Jan 17
Partly Cloudy 76/68 10 % Wed
Jan 18
Isolated T-Storms 77/61 30 % Thu
Jan 19
Mostly Sunny 74/66 20 % Fri
Jan 20
Partly Cloudy 75/67 10 % Sat
Jan 21
Scattered Showers 75/66 40 %

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