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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
730 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>033-035-042>044-052>055-072>075-250030-
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 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, and Key West
730 PM EDT Mon Apr 24 2017

.NOW...
Through 830 pm, a band of showers ahead of a weak cold front will
move eastward around 25 knots across the Upper Keys and surrounding
coastal waters. As of 730 pm, the line of showers was moving through
Islamorada and Key Largo. In the strongest shower activity,
residents and mariners can expect brief bouts of moderate to heavy
rainfall, along with winds nearing 30 knots and visibilities reducing
to one mile. Ahead and behind this line of showers, widely separated
showers with much lighter rainfall will also impact the nearshore
and offshore waters.

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