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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1236 PM EDT MON OCT 16 2017

GMZ043-044-053-054-161645-
/O.CON.KKEY.MA.W.0214.000000T0000Z-171016T1645Z/
1236 PM EDT MON OCT 16 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT 20 NM...

AT 1235 PM EDT...A WATERSPOUT WAS LOCATED NEAR CUDJOE BAY. THE
WATERSPOUT WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

SOURCE...MARINE WEATHER SPOTTER.

IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE 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...
SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT...BIG PINE SHOAL...BIG MUNSON ISLAND...COUPON
BIGHT...NINEFOOT SHOAL...NEWFOUND HARBOR AND LOOE KEY LIGHT.

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.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST AT
3 0 5...2 9 5...1 3 1 6...EXTENSION 3...OR TO THE COAST GUARD OR
NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 2457 8095 2442 8152 2463 8159 2461 8158
      2463 8155 2465 8161 2468 8157 2466 8152
      2467 8152 2466 8138 2470 8135 2467 8134
      2468 8133 2471 8134 2468 8131 2465 8133
      2465 8131 2473 8106
TIME...MOT...LOC 1635Z 069DEG 2KT 2460 8146

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

$$

COTTRILL


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