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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
936 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-221345-
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-
936 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WATERSPOUTS MAY FORM ALONG COLLIDING OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES MOVING OVER
THE NEAR AND OFF SHORE WATERS SURROUNDING THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT THE FLORIDA KEYS...AS WELL AS
NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE WATERS SURROUNDING THE ISLAND CHAIN. THE
PRIMARY THUNDERSTORM HAZARDS ARE WIND GUSTS NEAR 40 MPH...CLOUD TO
SURFACE LIGHTING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS...AS
WELL AS OVER NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE WATERS ADJACENT TO THE ISLAND
CHAIN WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THE PRIMARY THUNDERSTORM
HAZARD WILL BE CLOUD TO SURFACE LIGHTNING STRIKES.

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE MAY MERGE WITH A
FRONTAL SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO OR NORTHWESTERN
CARIBBEAN SEA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. IF THIS MERGER TAKES
PLACE...SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN IS LIKELY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. VERY HEAVY RAINFALL THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT PONDING OF WATER AND STREET FLOODING
IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR THE COASTAL
WATERS OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THURSDAY...THEN SPREAD ACROSS THE
ENTIRE KEYS COASTAL WATERS BY THURSDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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