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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1053 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-075-250400-
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 HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY TORTUGAS
20 TO 60 NM OUT-
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF...KEY LARGO...MARATHON...KEY WEST
1053 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.NOW...
THROUGH MIDNIGHT...SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT
THE NEARSHORE WATERS ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE ISLAND COMMUNITIES.
THE STRONGEST ACTIVITY WILL GENERATE BLINDING DOWNPOURS...REDUCING
VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN 1 MILE...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND
WIND GUSTS UP TO 30 KNOTS. THE GENERAL MOVEMENT OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL
BE TO THE WEST SOUTHWEST BETWEEN 10 TO 15 KNOTS. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS
AND PERHAPS A THUNDERSTORM WILL BE FOUND ACROSS THE FLORIDA
STRAITS...BEYOND 15 NM SOUTH AND WEST OF THE LOWER KEYS.

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