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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Key West FL
514 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-180100-
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-
514 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

...RAPID INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY EVENING...

Northeast to east winds will increase rapidly over the Keys waters
this evening as a cold front spreads to the southwest.

At 5 pm, most of the waters were experiencing northeast to east
winds of 10 to 15 knots. However, the front had just reach Carysfort
Reef Light, where winds had recently jumped to near 25 knots and
continued to rise. As the front continues to the southwest, locations
further down the Keys will see a similar increase in wind.

By 8 pm, the front is expected to have passed waters adjacent to the
Lower Keys and will have swept across the offshore Gulf waters. Soon
thereafter, the front will continue to sweep southwest past the Dry
Tortugas and the Marquesas Keys. As the front approaches, expect an
increase in squally shower activity with a sudden increase in
sustained winds to near 25 knots. Later tonight, a further rise to as
high as 30 knots is possible.

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