Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1112 PM EST WED FEB 15 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
  HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM OUT...

* UNTIL 1215 AM EST

* AT 1111 PM EST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 17 NM SOUTHEAST OF WOOD`S WALL EAST CRACK TO 35 NM
  SOUTH OF AMERICAN SHOAL LIGHT TO 26 NM SOUTHEAST OF WOOD`S WALL
  WEST CRACK...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.

  IMPACT...EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE FOR WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 KNOTS...STEEP AND FAST-
BUILDING SEAS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND BLINDING DOWNPOURS.
STAY LOW OR GO BELOW...AND MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE
JACKETS.

&&

LAT...LON 2409 8114 2382 8112 2383 8130 2385 8155
      2395 8146 2407 8144
TIME...MOT...LOC 0411Z 257DEG 33KT 2402 8139 2393 8142 2389 8156

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

$$

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