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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
655 AM EDT TUE MAR 19 2019  
 
FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-201100-  
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-  
655 AM EDT TUE MAR 19 2019  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS AND  
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT  
 
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR OUR ENTIRE MARINE  
DISTRICT...  
...SOME STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF WATERSPOUTS  
ESPECIALLY ON THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA...   
..PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS WILL RECEIVE HEAVY RAINFALL
 
 
A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO WILL  
MOVE EASTWARD AND ALONG A FRONTAL BOUNDARY DRAPED ON THE STRAITS  
TODAY AND TONIGHT. WITH THAT, WIDESPREAD RAIN, SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND SOME LIGHTNING STORMS, SOME OF WHICH MAY BE STRONG ARE  
EXPECTED ALONG THE ISLAND CHAIN AND THE SURROUNDING COASTAL  
WATERS. SUBSEQUENTLY, A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL  
KEYS COASTAL WATERS. IN FACT, NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 KNOTS  
WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 35 KNOTS AWAY FROM CELLS CAN BE EXPECTED.  
THE HIGHER WINDS WILL BE FOUND ON THE NEARSHORE WATER ADJACENT TO  
THE LOWER KEYS TO THE WATERS IN AND AROUND DRY TORTUGAS, INCLUDING  
THE OUTER WATERS OF MAINLAND MONROE. FURTHERMORE, MARINERS SHOULD  
BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY DETERIORATING AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS DUE  
TO STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
 
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WILL BE WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 KNOTS NEAR THE  
STRONGER SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, WITH THE CHANCE OF  
WATERSPOUTS AND CLOUD TO SURFACE LIGHTNING STRIKES.  
 
IN ADDITION, SOME HEAVY RAINFALL WITH AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES  
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE ISLAND  
CHAIN.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY  
 
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME THROUGH MONDAY.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
PLEASE REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND POSSIBLE  
WATERSPOUTS TO YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIGHT HERE IN KEY  
WEST. OUR PHONE NUMBER IS 3 0 5 2 9 5 1 3 1 6 THEN SELECT 3.  
 

 
 
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