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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
752 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>033-035-042>044-052>054-072>074-200100-
Monroe Upper Keys-Monroe Middle Keys-Monroe Lower Keys-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and Buttonwood
Sound-
Bayside and Gulf side from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge-
Gulf waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee 20 to 60 NM out and
beyond 5 fathoms-
Gulf of Mexico from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to 5 Fathoms-
Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out to
the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge
out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge
20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Including the Communities of Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West
752 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.NOW...
Through 900 pm, scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms
will impact the gulf waters, Florida Keys, and nearshore waters
surrounding the island chain. Across the Florida Straits, showers
will be widely separated. Storm motion will me southwest near 10
knots. Mariners encountering these showers can expect wind gusts near
25 knots, periods of moderate to heavy rain, reduction of
visibilities to around 2 miles, and possibly an occasional lightning
strikes. On land, the most likely areas to receive rainfall will be
from Boca Chica to Key Largo. As of 750 pm, most shower activity
stretched from D tower, to Upper Sugarloaf, and across the nearshore
gulf waters up to Rock Harbor.

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