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Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO)

Issued by Key West, FL (KEY)

                            
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
555 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-261000-
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-
555 AM EDT Fri May 25 2018

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Isolated thunderstorms are possible along the Florida Keys and the
surrounding coastal waters today. For tonight, a Small Craft
Advisory may be required for at least a portion of our marine
district along with the possibility of scattered thunderstorms 
for our entire county warning area. 

Furthermore, locally heavy rainfall is likely tonight.

The primary thunderstorm hazards will be cloud to surface lighting
strikes and strong gusty winds, especially tonight when Special
Marine Warnings may be necessary for wind gusts of 40 mph or 
higher.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

For Saturday and Saturday night, low pressure north of the
Yucantan Channel is expected to intensify as it tracks north 
northwestward, resulting in strengthening southerly winds and 
increasing thunderstorm coverage. Because of this, a Small Craft 
Advisory, Gale Warning or perhaps a Tropical Storm Warning may 
be required for portions of our coastal waters. In addition, 
a few stronger thunderstorms may generate wind gusts in excess of
45 mph, waterspouts and perhaps a few tornadoes. 

Please stay tuned to NOAA weather radio, our web site,
weather.gov/key for the latest statements and or warnings issued 
by your National Weather Service right here in Key West.

For Sunday and Sunday night, a Small Craft Advisory may be 
required for portions of Keys coastal waters. In addition, 
isolated thunderstorms are possible along the Florida Keys and the
surrounding waters. 

For Monday through Thursday, A Small Craft Advisory may be
necessary for at least a portion of our coastal waters on Monday,
otherwise, isolated thunderstorms are possible through this period.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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APA