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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
945 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

UPDATED TO UPGRADE FROM MARGINAL TO SLIGHT SEVERE RISK LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-051000-
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-
945 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

...SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
   EVENING...

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR DEEP GULF WATERS FOR INCREASING
   WINDS...

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR ALL FLORIDA
   KEYS WATERS TONIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTHERN
FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS...AND SURROUNDING WATERS. THE PRIMARY THUNDERSTORM
HAZARDS WILL BE STRONG WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH...AND FREQUENT
LIGHTNING STRIKES. IN ADDITION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE.

SOUTHWEST TO WEST BREEZES WILL FRESHEN TODAY AND TONIGHT...NEARING A
STEADY 20 KNOTS AND POSSIBLY HIGHER THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING. WINDS
AND SEAS WILL BE HIGHER NEAR THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT TODAY FOR FLORIDA KEYS
DEEP GULF WATERS...AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
ALL KEYS WATERS TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF KEYS WATERS
THURSDAY...UNTIL WINDS DECREASE AND SEAS SUBSIDE.

LOCALIZED WIND SURGES ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON AND PEAK IN THE
EVENINGS ON WATERS CLOSE TO THE FLORIDA PENINSULA FROM THURSDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY PERIODICALLY BE REQUIRED
FOR OUR NORTHEASTERN AND EASTERN ZONES THROUGH THIS PERIOD.

OTHERWISE...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

BOTH SKYWARN AND MARINE WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS AND RAINFALL MEASUREMENTS.

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