Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
118 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF...

* UNTIL 145 PM EDT

* AT 117 PM EDT...A WATERSPOUT WAS LOCATED ABOUT 3 MILES
  SOUTHEAST OF TAVERNIER...MOVING TO THE WEST AT 10 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS.

  SOURCE...PUBLIC.

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

* THE WATERSPOUT WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

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 2502 8043 2497 8047 2499 8052 2504 8047
TIME...MOT...LOC 1717Z 086DEG 10KT 2500 8049

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

$$

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