Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1147 AM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON
  SHOAL OUT 20 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 WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT AND
  BEYOND 5 FATHOMS...

* UNTIL 1245 PM EDT

* AT 1143 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SEVERAL CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS OVER 35
KNOTS. ONE CLUSTER WAS LOCATED 7 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF
AMERICAN SHOAL LIGHT. OTHER CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS WERE BETWEEN
SOMBRERO KEY LIGHT AND BIG PINE SHOAL. THESE CLUSTERS ARE MOVING
NORTH BETWEEN 5 AND 10 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...

  EAST SAMBO...
  PELICAN SHOAL...
  AMERICAN SHOAL LIGHT...
  LOOE KEY LIGHT...
  NINEFOOT SHOAL...
  BIG PINE SHOAL...

PREPARE FOR WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 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. IN ADDITION THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS.

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.

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

INTENSE AND CONTINUOUS LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF
CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER...STAY LOW OR GO BELOW.

LAT...LON 2451 8089 2424 8164 2498 8179 2512 8097
TIME...MOT...LOC 1545Z 189DEG 10KT 2443 8145

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FUTTERMAN






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