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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
640 AM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>033-035-042>044-052>054-072>074-091300-
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 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-
Including the Communities of...Key Largo...Marathon...Key West
640 AM EST Fri Dec 9 2016

.NOW...
Through 8 AM, a large line of showers stretching across the outer
waters of the Florida Straits, in addition to, isolated showers over the
lower and middle keys and their surrounding waters will remain mostly
stationary with some showers slowly drifting southward. Strongest
activity will be located beyond 40 nautical miles south of the
the middle keys. Mariners encountering these stronger showers can
expect periods of moderate to heavy rainfall, wind gusts above 20
knots, and visibilities below 3 miles. Residents along the Florida
Keys island chain can expect brief periods of light rainfall.

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