Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2
000
WHUS52 KKEY 191603
SMWKEY
GMZ044-191630-
/O.NEW.KKEY.MA.W.0148.170819T1603Z-170819T1630Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1203 PM EDT SAT AUG 19 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
  OUT TO THE REEF...

* UNTIL 1230 PM EDT

* AT 1201 PM EDT...A WATERSPOUT WAS OBSERVED BY NATIONAL WEATHER
  SERVICE PERSONNEL IN HAWK CHANNEL OFFSHORE VETERANS PARK OF LITTLE
  DUCK KEY.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS.

  SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE VESSELS AND CREATE
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  COOKS ISLAND...BIG MUNSON ISLAND AND BIG PINE SHOAL.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 2465 8124 2460 8122 2455 8141 2462 8144
TIME...MOT...LOC 1601Z 079DEG 7KT 2462 8126

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

$$

JR



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.