Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1244 AM EST FRI NOV 24 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT AND
  BEYOND 5 FATHOMS...

* UNTIL 130 AM EST

* AT 1243 AM EST...A POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT WAS LOCATED 11 NM NORTHWEST
  OF T TOWER...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  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...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  T TOWER.

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 34 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 2554 8184 2551 8171 2540 8229 2551 8238
      2560 8195
TIME...MOT...LOC 0543Z 252DEG 31KT 2561 8224

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

$$

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