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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
230 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-282000-
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 INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL-
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 HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY TORTUGAS
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-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY TORTUGAS
20 TO 60 NM OUT-
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF...KEY LARGO...MARATHON...KEY WEST
230 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.NOW...
THROUGH 400 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL
IMPACT THE FLORIDA KEYS...AS WELL AS NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE WATERS
SURROUNDING THE ISLAND CHAIN. THESE SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE IN
AN ERRATIC DIRECTION. THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL PRODUCE WIND GUSTS
NEAR 30 KNOTS...AN OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKE...AND BRIEF...HEAVY
RAIN...TEMPORARILY REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO NEAR TWO MILES. OVER
LAND...THE MOST LIKELY AREA TO SEE RAINFALL WILL BE FROM MARATHON TO
DUCK KEY. THE MAJORITY OF SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE LOCATED 40 TO
60 NM SOUTH OF THE LOWER KEYS.

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