Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1024 PM EDT SAT JUL 12 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO WEST END OF
  SEVEN MILE BRIDGE OUT 20 NM...
  FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND
  BUTTONWOOD SOUND...
  BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
  BRIDGE...
  STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT...

* UNTIL 1130 PM EDT

* AT 1018 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS OVER 35 KNOTS
  FROM TURKEY POINT TO CONCH REEF...MOVING WEST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...

  BLACKWATER SOUND...
  DAVIS REEF LIGHT...
  COWPENS CUT...
  EAGLE WRECK...
  MANATEE KEYS...
  ALLIGATOR REEF LIGHT...

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.

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

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

LAT...LON 2518 8004 2486 8000 2470 8077 2515 8091
      2518 8088 2517 8082 2520 8081 2520 8086
      2523 8084 2521 8074 2515 8071 2525 8057
      2524 8049 2530 8039 2525 8032 2532 8028
      2532 8025
TIME...MOT...LOC 0224Z 091DEG 20KT 2538 8035 2528 8040
          2522 8042 2505 8047 2496 8044 2493 8044

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FUTTERMAN





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