Monday, January 23, 2017

MARINE WARNING WEST OF KEY WEST

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
130 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
  BRIDGE TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY TORTUGAS OUT 60 NM...
  BAY AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON SHOAL OUT TO 5
  FATHOMS...
  GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL...
  GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT AND
  BEYOND 5 FATHOMS...

* UNTIL 230 AM EST

* AT 130 AM EST...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...WITH POSSIBLE
  WATERSPOUTS...WAS LOCATED FROM 11 NM SOUTH OF D TOWER TO NEAR
  REBECCA SHOAL LIGHT TO 40 NM SOUTH OF TORTUGAS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
  SOUTH, MOVING TO THE EAST-SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 45 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS. EXPECT
           WIND GUSTS NEAR 45 KNOTS, FREQUENT LIGHTNING, AND HEAVY
           DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  REBECCA SHOAL LIGHT, HALFMOON SHOAL LIGHT, COTTRELL KEY, SMITH
  SHOAL LIGHT, COSGROVE SHOAL LIGHT, NEW GROUND ROCKS LIGHT AND DRY
  TORTUGAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR NOW, AND REMAIN THERE UNTIL
THREATENING WEATHER HAS PASSED.

&&

LAT...LON 2477 8282 2502 8245 2503 8232 2509 8235
      2550 8175 2539 8155 2511 8149 2511 8127
      2431 8208 2358 8264 2366 8310 2376 8321
      2402 8328
TIME...MOT...LOC 0628Z 304DEG 27KT 2538 8168 2462 8258 2377 8325

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

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