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upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

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upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

I see a lot of scattered/isolated thunderstorms in the upcoming 10 days. Our trip is planned for Key Largo/Marathon/Key West from June 11-17.

The chance of rain is anywhere from 30-60%. Are we still going to be able to do our outdoor activities? I'm hoping that this is just typical for the area. As in it will rain, maybe 30 minutes, and then be done for the day.

Do we have any luck for that? What is a typical day like with the above conditions?

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1. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

Just came back with the same forecast for Key West. Had two hour long rains showers the entire week. Grab a drink and enjoy the break!

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2. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

This day, 5/19, had a forecast of 50 % chance of T'showers. They were right but the storm was somewhat isolated at approx 9 miles away from Key West. There had been rain on the island that morning and one other night, but otherwise I went on 4 snorkeling/kayak/dolphin trips that week, 5/16 - 5/23.

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It is low season so if you are thinking of doing anything on the water, wait until you are there and can see the weather even on the day you want to go. I did this on 3 of the 4 trips I took.

Good luck

Pjk

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3. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

the weather all summer long is high of 90 low of 80, 30% chance of rain. it's usually hot and sunny. it's hard to predict storms when you live on an island. if it rains, it's usually at night or for an hour or so. no reason to be turned off by a key west vacation.

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4. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

Even a rainstorm in Key West is going to beat the snot out of Illinois! We've got great memories of strolling down the street in a 20 minute monsoon. We spent a day at Fort Zach too where it was raining on and off all day....playing in the rain is still as fun as when you were a kid.

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5. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

You'll be in Key West. You can have fun in a mud puddle (which we once did after a brief afternoon storm!!)

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6. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

From now until the end of September the weather report will have T storms in it, no need to worry it is not going to rain every day or all day.

Your plans fo outdoor activities should not be bothered . If they are it should only be by an hour or so.

One caviot to this is if there is a tropical storm or a huricane, if that happens then it's going to rain like he!!

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7. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

Thundershower in KW = 30 min. nap on a KW barstool........

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8. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

Typical day - quick thunderstorm, somewhere in the Keys. Sunny, small broken clouds. Humid humid. 30% rain still leaves you with a better chance of sun.

Rain or not, would rather be here than Chicago.

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9. Re: upcoming weather-will we be miserable?

So to summarize... it will probably rain at some point... But it won't be long and it won't be nearly close to a event to ruin the vacation.

Hard to predict weather in Key West.... it's a 2x4 mile island n the middle of the Ocean. Forecasts can't be that specific=)

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