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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
456 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-170900-
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-
456 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Florida Keys and
adjacent coastal waters.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible today and tonight. The
primary hazards will be heavy downpours reducing visibility,
locally gusty winds, and cloud to surface lightning strikes.

In addition, conditions will be favorable for possible cloud line
formation, resulting in an elevated risk for waterspout formation
along the island chain, especially during the late morning and
afternoon hours. Waterspouts tend to form beneath lines of
building cumulus clouds, just at the hint of rain. Waterspouts
can easily flip bloats, and should always be avoided.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible through this period. The
primary hazards will be heavy downpours reducing visibility,
locally gusty winds, and cloud to surface lightning strikes.

In addition, conditions will remain favorable for possible cloud
line formation, which will result in an elevated risk for
waterspout formation along the island chain, especially during
the late morning and afternoon hours of Thursday. Waterspouts
tend to form beneath lines of building cumulus clouds, just at the
hint of rain. Waterspouts can easily flip bloats, and should
always be avoided.

Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$



Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
1205 AM EDT Wed Aug 17 2022

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-170515-
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
1205 AM EDT Wed Aug 17 2022

.NOW...
No significant precipitation impacts are detected across the
Florida Keys and adjacent coastal waters at this time. The next
Short Term Forecast will be issued when Florida Keys National
Weather Service forecasters determine one is needed.

$$



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