Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
642 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 CRAIG KEY
  OUT 20 NM...
  FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND...BLACKWATER SOUND...AND
  BUTTONWOOD SOUND...

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT

* AT 640 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM ISLAMORADA HUMP TO MOSQUITO BANK LIGHT TO BARNES
  SOUND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 40 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  BUTTONWOOD SOUND...MOSQUITO BANK LIGHT...TAVERNIER CREEK...FRENCH
  REF...GRECIAN ROCKS...COTTON KEY AND ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

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 2534 8025 2532 8026 2519 8007 2472 8051
      2485 8071 2527 8041 2527 8040 2530 8039
      2528 8036 2528 8033 2532 8029 2533 8030
      2533 8028 2535 8027 2535 8026
TIME...MOT...LOC 2240Z 214DEG 29KT 2483 8047 2506 8040 2524 8035

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

$$

FUTTERMAN



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