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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
1249 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-181800-
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, and Key West
1249 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.NOW...
Through 200 pm, Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms will
continue to impact the Florida Straits waters beyond 20 nm offshore
of the Florida Reef from Ocean Reef southwest to Looe Key Light.
Elsewhere, mainly isolated showers and a few thunderstorms will
impact the entire Keys Island Chain and the immediate nearshore and
offshore Gulf waters to the north and west of the Middle and Lower
Keys, as well as Florida Bay. Mariners and motorists will only
encounter a few periods of light to moderate rain, with at most a few
hundreths of an inch of rainfall. Out in the Straits, mariners will
experience periods of moderate rain with a few areas with brief heavy
downpours, wind gusts up to 20 knots, occasional lightning strikes,
and reduced visibilities to 2 miles or less.

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Futterman



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