626  
FPUS72 KKEY 221036  
NOWKEY  
 
SHORT TERM FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
636 AM EDT SUN APR 22 2018  
 
FLZ076>078-GMZ031-032-035-042>044-052>054-072>074-221200-  
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 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 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-  
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF KEY LARGO, MARATHON, AND KEY WEST  
636 AM EDT SUN APR 22 2018  
   
NOW
 
 
THROUGH 800 AM, ISOLATED SHOWERS WILL AFFECT THE FLORIDA KEYS, AS  
WELL AS NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE WATERS SURROUNDING THE ISLAND CHAIN.  
THESE SHOWERS WILL MOVE TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT AROUND 15 KNOTS. THE  
STRONGEST SHOWERS WILL PRODUCE WIND GUSTS NEAR 25 KNOTS AND MODERATE  
RAIN, TEMPORARILY REDUCING THE VISIBILITY TO NEAR FOUR MILES. OVER  
LAND, THE MOST LIKELY AREA TO SEE RAINFALL WILL BE FROM LOWER  
MATECUMBE KEY TO PLANTATION KEY. THE MAJORITY OF SHOWERS WILL BE  
LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS.  
 

 
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