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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
422 AM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-231000-
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
422 AM EDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 600 AM...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONVERGE
ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS COASTAL WATERS. STORMS SOUTHWEST OF THE LOWER
KEYS WILL CONTINUE TO THE NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS...WHILE STORMS
SOUTHEAST OF THE MIDDLE AND UPPER KEYS WILL MOVE TO THE WEST-
NORTHWEST AT AROUND 15 KNOTS. AS A RESULT...AREAS IN BETWEEN SUCH AS
THE FLORIDA STRAITS WITHIN 30 NM OF THE LOWER KEYS...CAN EXPECT
SHOWER COVERAGE TO INCREASE. MARINERS AND BOATERS CAN EXPECT WIND
GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS...HIGHER SEAS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND
BLINDING DOWNPOURS WITHIN THE STRONGEST STORMS.

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