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Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
1033 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>033-035-042>044-052>054-130500-
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 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-
Including the Communities of Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West
1033 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

.NOW...
Through midnight, a small patch of very weak showers or sprinkles
will approach and cross the Keys island chain from the northwest. The
showers are moving to the southeast around 20 knots. Any rain fall
will be very brief, and little if any accumulation of rain is
expected along the island chain this evening. Mariners can expect
wind gusts between 20 and 25 knots with these small weak showers.

$$




Small Craft Advisory

URGENT - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service Key West FL
1020 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-131000-
/O.CON.KKEY.SC.Y.0053.000000T0000Z-171213T1000Z/
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-
1020 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* WINDS...Northwest winds will increase to near 20 knots late this
  evening across Florida Keys coastal waters, in association with
  a cold front.

* WAVES/SEAS...Seas will build up to 7 feet in portions of the
  extreme southeastern Gulf of Mexico and Straits of Florida
  overnight.

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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