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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
500 PM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-212200-
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
500 PM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 600 PM...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPACT THE WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS. THE BEST CHANCE OF
THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACROSS FLORIDA
BAY...NEARSHORE GULF...HAWK CHANNEL...AND THE ATLANTIC WATERS OUT 60 NM
FROM THE KEYS ISLAND CHAIN. MARINERS IN THE PATH OF THE STRONGEST
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ENCOUNTER VERY BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL
ACCOMPANIED BY CUT VISIBILITY DOWN BELOW A NAUTICAL MILE...ISOLATED
WIND GUSTS AROUND 25 KNOTS...AND OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES.
MOVEMENT OF SHOWERS AND STORMS IS TO THE WEST NEAR 10 KNOTS.

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FUTTERMAN



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