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Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Issued by Key West, FL (KEY)

                            
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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Key West FL
229 PM EDT Sat May 26 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-271000-
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-
229 PM EDT Sat May 26 2018

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN COASTAL WATERS...
...WIND ADVISORY FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT...
...A FEW STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...
...HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGHOUT THE FLORIDA KEYS THIS WEEKEND...

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Florida Keys tonight as
sustained southeast to south winds increase to near 30 mph, with
frequent gusts near 35 mph.

Scattered thunderstorms will impact the Florida Keys, as well as 
nearshore and offshore waters surrounding the island chain. The 
primary thunderstorm hazards will be wind gusts near 55 mph, 
torrential downpours, and cloud to surface lightning strikes. 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Isolated thunderstorms are possible along the Florida Keys, as
well as over nearshore and offshore waters surrounding the island
chain Sunday through Friday. The primary thunderstorm hazards will
be wind gusts near 45 mph, locally heavy rainfall, and cloud to 
surface lightning strikes. 

A Small Craft Advisory will likely be required for all Keys 
coastal waters Sunday and Sunday night. A Small Craft Advisory 
will likely be required for the coastal waters of the Gulf of 
Mexico and Atlantic Monday through Tuesday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters please report any significant rainfall amounts, strong
winds, and of course, any waterspouts or even tornadoes.

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