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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
453 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-171000-
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-
453 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the Florida Keys and
all of the adjacent coastal waters this morning. Isolated
thunderstorms are possible across the Florida Straits this
afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the Florida
Keys and all of the adjacent coastal waters tonight. The primary
hazards will be dangerous lightning strikes and locally gusty
winds.

A Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect today and tonight across
the Straits of Florida and Hawk Channel, with east winds near 20
knots, and seas building to 5 to 8 feet offshore the reef.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

Isolated thunderstorms are expected across the Florida Keys and
adjacent coastal waters. The primary hazards will be dangerous
lightning strikes.

Small Craft Advisory conditions, with east to southeast winds 20
knots are likely across the Straits of Florida Wednesday through
Friday, and across Hawk Channel on Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Futterman



Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
144 AM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-170800-
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
144 AM EDT Wed Oct 17 2018

.NOW...
Until 400 AM, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue
to move across a good portion of the Middle and Lower Florida Keys
as well as the surrounding Nearshore Gulf, Hawk Channel, and Florida
Straits waters out 60 nm from the Florida Reef between Sombrero Key
Light west to the Dry Tortugas. Mariners and motorists in the path
of the stronger showers will encounter brief period of moderate to
heavier rainfall accompanied by visibility less than 3 miles, wind
gusts around 30 knots, and possibly a few lightning strikes. Movement
of individual showers continues west between 20 and 25 knots.

$$

Futterman



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