Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
247 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 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 HALFMOON SHOAL OUT 20 NM...

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 245 PM EDT...MULTIPLE WATERSPOUTS WERE OBSERVED BY AN OFF DUTY
  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST IN THE VICINITY OF EAST
  SAMBO. THESE WATERSPOUTS WERE NEARLY STATIONARY.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS.

  SOURCE...PUBLIC REPORT.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE VESSELS AND CREATE
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2452 8158 2443 8160 2442 8179 2449 8176
TIME...MOT...LOC 1845Z 083DEG 5KT 2447 8165

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...<34KTS

$$

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