Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1124 AM EST TUE NOV 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
  OUT TO 5 FATHOMS...
  GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT AND
  BEYOND 5 FATHOMS...

* UNTIL NOON EST

* AT 1123 AM EST...A WATERSPOUT WAS LOCATED ABOUT FIVE MILES NORTH
  OF STOCK ISLAND...MOVING TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT AROUND 10
  KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS.

  SOURCE...PUBLIC.

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

* THE WATERSPOUT WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

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.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2464 8172 2461 8178 2472 8185 2475 8178
TIME...MOT...LOC 1623Z 152DEG 11KT 2464 8177

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

$$

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