Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
938 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO HALFMOON
  SHOAL OUT 60 NM...
  BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
  BRIDGE...
  FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND...BLACKWATER SOUND...AND
  BUTTONWOOD SOUND...

* UNTIL 1100 PM EDT

* AT 937 PM EDT...STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED
  ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BRADLEY KEY TO NEAR EAST TURTLE
  SHOAL LIGHT TO 18 NM SOUTHEAST OF BIG PINE SHOAL...MOVING EAST AT
  25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  MOSQUITO BANK LIGHT...TAVERNIER CREEK...DUMP KEYS...BONEFISH
  TOWER...FRENCH REF...TENNESSEE REEF LIGHT AND TWIN KEYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR NOW...AND REMAIN THERE UNTIL
THREATENING WEATHER HAS PASSED.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2438 8046 2404 8142 2512 8110 2519 8081
      2520 8082 2521 8086 2522 8084 2522 8083
      2521 8076 2516 8080 2514 8072 2520 8073
      2514 8071 2522 8063 2524 8054 2520 8050
      2535 8026 2511 7994 2481 7970
TIME...MOT...LOC 0137Z 250DEG 26KT 2513 8100 2475 8096 2429 8118

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

$$

FLING


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