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Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
825 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-211400-
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
825 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

.NOW...
Through 1000 AM, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will move
to the northwest at 15 to 20 mph through the coastal waters
surrounding the Florida Keys. Many showers and storms will cross the
island chain, with shower coverage generally favoring the Middle and
Upper Keys. The strongest storms will be capable of heavy downpours,
localized wind gusts near 25 knots, and a few lightning strikes. As
of 830 am, the majority of the shower activity was located in Florida
Kay and the Bayside/Gulfside waters, with showers present from Cudjoe
Key to Ocean Reef.

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
539 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-220945-
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-
539 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Due to an increase in winds from the east to west, a Small Craft
Advisory is in effect for all Keys coastal waters except the outer
waters of Mainland Monroe and the waters in and around Dry
Tortugas today. However, a Small Craft Advisory will be required
for our entire marine district tonight.

Otherwise, isolated to scattered thunderstorms are anticipated
along the island chain and the surrounding coastal waters today
and tonight, with the best chance for extended spells of heavy
rainfall tonight.

The primary thunderstorm hazards will be cloud to surface
lightning strikes and strong gusty winds near or above 40 mph in
the heavier cells. Stay tuned for possible marine weather
statements or possible warning issued by your National Weather
Service right here in Key West.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible along the Florida
Keys and the adjacent waters through the period. In addition,
spells of heavy rainfall are possible through most of the period.

The primary thunderstorm hazards will be cloud to surface lighting
strikes.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

$$

APA




Small Craft Advisory

URGENT - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service Key West FL
445 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

GMZ031-032-035-042>044-211645-
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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 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-
445 AM EDT Mon May 21 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

The National Weather Service in Key West has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for Florida Bay, the nearshore Gulf waters north of the
Lower and Middle Keys and Hawk Channel.

* WINDS...East to southeast winds will increase to near 20 knots
  on these waters today.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
or seas of 7 feet or greater...are expected to produce hazardous
conditions for small craft. Inexperienced boaters...especially
those with smaller vessels...should avoid operating in these
conditions.

&&

$$



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