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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
203 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

FLZ078-GMZ031>035-044-054-055-171915-
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 west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
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-
Including the Communities of Key West
203 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.NOW...
Through 300 pm, isolated showers and thunderstorms will impact the
Lower Keys, southeastern gulf and nearshore waters and surrounding
the island chain. Storm movement will be west-southwest near 10
knots. In the strongest activity, mariners and residents can expect
moderate to heavy rain reducing visibility below 2 miles, locally
gusty winds of 25 to 30 knots, and occasional cloud to surface
lightning strikes. The most likely areas to receive rain will be
from Key West to Sugarloaf Key.

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