Short Term Forecast
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FPUS72 KKEY 201746
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
146 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-201945-
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
146 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 330 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD
IN THE GULF WATERS OFFSHORE FROM MAINLAND MONROE COUNTY...AND IN THE
WATERS IN THE VICINITY OF THE DRY TORTUGAS. THE STRONGER STORMS IN
THESE AREAS WILL PRODUCE WIND GUSTS CLOSE TO 30 KNOTS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING
STRIKES...BLINDING DOWNPOURS. LIGHTER AND MORE WIDELY SPACED SHOWERS
ARE EXPECTED ON THE GULF SIDE OF THE KEYS ISLAND CHAIN...AND IN THE
NEARSHORE ATLANTIC WATERS ADJACENT TO THE ISLANDS.

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