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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1209 PM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

GMZ052-053-074-091717-
/O.CAN.KKEY.MA.W.0240.000000T0000Z-171209T1730Z/
1209 PM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

...THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE
OUT 20 NM...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM OUT...

THE SHOWERS HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA AND NO LONGER POSE A
SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO BOATERS.

LAT...LON 2368 8100 2410 8061 2450 8027 2503 7987
      2460 7954 2442 7967 2393 8028 2375 8070
TIME...MOT...LOC 1707Z 271DEG 27KT 2545 7934 2507 7967 2443 8008 2406
8037 2343 8095

$$

GMZ072-073-091730-
/O.CON.KKEY.MA.W.0240.000000T0000Z-171209T1730Z/
1209 PM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 PM EST...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE
20 TO 60 NM OUT...

AT 1207 PM EST...SHOWERS WITH POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG
A LINE EXTENDING FROM 41 NM EAST OF TRIUMPH REEF TO 30 NM EAST OF
CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT TO 17 NM SOUTHEAST OF FLOYD`S WALL NORTHEAST TO
NEAR ELBOW CAY TO 60 NM SOUTHEAST OF WOOD`S WALL EAST CRACK...MOVING
EAST AT 25 KNOTS.

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

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...OCCASIONAL 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.

PREPARE FOR WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 KNOTS...STEEP AND FAST-
BUILDING SEAS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND BLINDING
DOWNPOURS. STAY LOW OR GO BELOW...AND MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE
WEARING LIFE JACKETS.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2368 8100 2410 8061 2450 8027 2503 7987
      2460 7954 2442 7967 2393 8028 2375 8070
TIME...MOT...LOC 1707Z 271DEG 27KT 2545 7934 2507 7967 2443 8008 2406
8037 2343 8095

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

$$

MCLOVIN



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