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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
557 AM EDT SUN JUL 31 2016

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-053-054-073-074-311100-
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 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 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
557 AM EDT SUN JUL 31 2016

.NOW...
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS WHICH MAY PRODUCE AN EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORM
OR TWO...WILL HEAD WESTWARD NEAR 10 KNOTS ACROSS THE NEAR AND
OFFSHORE WATERS SURROUNDING THE KEYS ISLAND CHAIN THROUGH 700 AM.
THE STRONGEST OF THESE SHOWERS WILL CONTAIN MODERATE RAIN WITH BRIEF
HEAVY DOWNPOURS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND WIND GUSTS NEAR
25 KNOTS. AS THESE SHOWERS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP...ISLAND LOCATIONS
FROM OCEAN REEF TO KEY WEST MAY SEE SHOWERS WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
WITH UP TO SEVERAL TENTHS OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL.

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