Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM
  OUT...

* UNTIL 700 AM EST

* AT 609 AM EST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS WERE
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 48 NM SOUTHEAST OF PACIFIC
  REEF TO 51 NM SOUTHEAST OF WOOD`S WALL EAST CRACK...MOVING EAST AT
  35 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS NEAR 45 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...CAUSE
           CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO VESSELS AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY
           HIGHER WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  ELBOW CAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WATERSPOUT IS A TORNADO OVER WATER THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND EVEN
DEADLY. SMALL CRAFT CAN BE SWAMPED OR OVERTURNED BY A WATERSPOUT.
STAY AWAY FROM THEM...AT ALL TIMES.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 2418 7994 2396 8027 2394 8026 2377 8064
      2362 8126 2362 8127 2391 8107 2428 8027
      2449 8012 2464 8006 2494 7981 2493 7980
      2460 7954
TIME...MOT...LOC 1109Z 263DEG 41KT 2502 7933 2478 7968 2462 7991 2448
7996 2428 8003 2402 8046 2388 8087 2346 8118

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

$$

MCLOVIN


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