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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
601 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-222315-
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
601 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.NOW...
A LARGE AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN IS IMPACTING THE ENTIRE
ISLAND CHAIN AND SURROUNDING COASTAL WATERS. A BROAD SWATH OF
STRONGER SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IS ALSO FOUND ACROSS THE
DISTANT FLORIDA STRAITS MAINLY BEYOND 10 MILES SOUTH OF THE ISLAND
CHAIN. THE HEAVIEST STORMS ARE FOUND IN A LINE THAT STRETCHES FROM 30
MILES SOUTH OF AMERICAN SHOAL LIGHT TO 40 MILES SOUTH OF TENNESSEE
REEF LIGHT. THIS LINE IS CURRENTLY STREAMING NORTHWARD AT 15 TO 20
KNOTS ACROSS THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA.

UNTIL 7 PM...THE MOVEMENT OF THE REST OF THE RAIN WILL BE TOWARD THE
NORTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS. OVER LAND...ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE HALF TO 1
INCH IS POSSIBLE. ISLANDS FROM SUGARLOAF KEY TO KEY WEST IN
PARTICULAR MAY SEE AN INTENSIFICATION OF THE SHOWER ACTIVITY WITH UP
TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE THROUGH 8 PM. A FEW STRONGER STORMS WELL SOUTH
OF THE ISLAND CHAIN WILL DELIVER WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30
KNOTS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY TO
BELOW 4 MILES IN HEAVY RAIN.

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MSB






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