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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
831 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

GMZ031>035-042>044-052-053-072-073-040130-
831 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...EPISODIC THUNDERSTORMS ON THE WATERS NORTH OF THE ISLAND CHAIN
   AS WELL AS THE NEARSHORE WATERS SOUTH OF THE UPPER KEYS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO WEST END OF
SEVEN MILE BRIDGE OUT 60 NM...
BAY AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON SHOAL OUT TO 5
FATHOMS...
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND...
GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL...
GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT AND
BEYOND 5 FATHOMS...
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL OUT
TO THE REEF...

AT 824 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS. THE
MAJORITY OF THE CELLS WILL BE FOUND ON THE NEARSHORE WATERS NORTH OF
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER KEYS...THE OUTER WATERS OF MAINLAND MONROE AS
WELL AS THE NEARSHORE WATERS SOUTHEAST OF THE UPPER KEYS. MOST
ACTIVITY WILL MOVE TOWARD THE WEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.

MARINERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THESE STORMS...BUT IF YOU DO GET
CAUGHT STAY BELOW DECK AND AWAY FROM ALL METAL OBJECTS. THE STRONGER
CELLS WILL DELIVER GUSTY WINDS OF 25 TO 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST SHORT TERM
FORECASTS...STATEMENTS OR POSSIBLE WARNINGS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE RIGHT HERE IN KEY WEST.

&&

LAT...LON 2510 8148 2516 8090 2496 7983 2492 7979
      2447 8040 2466 8135 2467 8134 2474 8139
      2466 8136 2474 8144 2467 8141 2502 8282
      2503 8232 2545 8261 2559 8201

$$

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