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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
702 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

GMZ032>035-044-054-055-074-075-241300-
702 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

...SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ON THE WESTERN
   PORTION OF KEYS COASTAL WATERS...

...A STRONG COLD FRONT TO PASS THROUGH OUR ENTIRE MARINE DISTRICT
   FROM FROM MID MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON FROM WEST TO
   EAST...

AT 700 AM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH
PRECEDED BY A WIDE SWATH OF SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS FROM 20 TO 60 NM WEST OF EAST CAPE SABLE...TO 10 TO 40
NM WEST OF THE MARQUESAS KEYS...TO THE DISTANT WATERS SOUTHWEST OF
DRY TORTUGAS. THIS AREA OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED CELLS WERE MOVING
EAST NORTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS.

IN WAKE OF THE PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10
TO 15 KNOTS WILL TURN WEST NORTHWEST AT AROUND 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS
NEAR 25 KNOTS. IN ADDITION...A COLD FRONT WILL TRAVERSE OUR WESTERN
WATERS LATE THIS MORNING...AND THROUGH OUR ENTIRE MARINE DISTRICT
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR SHIFTING AND INCREASING WINDS. WIND
GUSTS OF NEAR 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES...AND A FEW LIGHTNING
STRIKES.

&&

LAT...LON 2551 8168 2537 8153 2512 8150 2510 8143
      2488 8129 2456 8179 2459 8180 2454 8181
      2455 8176 2365 8303 2366 8311 2390 8325
      2409 8329 2460 8328 2498 8316 2502 8313
      2502 8232 2547 8262 2560 8195

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