Rita Takes Key West By Storm

The last weather observation from Key West is over an hour old. It’s possible the airfield is closed, or more likely phone lines and/or power is down.

Wind from the N (360 degrees) at 33 MPH (29 KT) gusting to 56 MPH (49 KT)

Visibility 9 mile(s)

Sky conditions overcast

Weather Lightning observed

Precipitation last hour 0.02 inches

Temperature 78 F (26 C)

Dew Point 73 F (23 C)

Relative Humidity 83%

Pressure (altimeter) 29.6 in. Hg (1002 hPa)

Pressure tendency falling rapidly

ob KEYW 201525Z AUTO 36029G49KT 9SM FEW017 BKN032 OVC050 26/23 A2960 RMK AO2 PK WND 01049/1517 LTG DSNT NW RAE21 PRESFR P0002

That’s ‘meteospeak’ for unpleasant. There’s more to come.

Out at the Sombrero Key Lighthouse, things are a little more gamey.

Conditions at SMKF1 as of 1700 GMT on 09/20/2005:

Wind Direction (WDIR): E ( 100 deg true )

Wind Speed (WSPD): 61 kts

Wind Gust (GST): 68 kts

Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.57 in

Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.05 in ( Falling )

Air Temperature (ATMP): 81.9

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