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FZUS72 KKEY 231049
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
549 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

GMZ052-072>074-231115-
/O.CON.KKEY.MA.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170123T1115Z/
549 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 AM EST...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE 20
TO 60 NM OUT...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM...
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM OUT...

AT 547 AM EST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 31 NM SOUTHEAST OF CARYSFORT
LIGHT TO 20 NM EAST OF FLOYD`S WALL NORTHEAST TO 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF
FLOYD`S WALL SOUTHWEST TO 19 NM WEST OF ELBOW CAY TO 36 NM SOUTHEAST
OF WOOD`S WALL EAST CRACK TO 53 NM SOUTHEAST OF WOOD`S WALL WEST
CRACK...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

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

SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.

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...
ELBOW CAY...FLOYD`S WALL NORTHEAST AND FLOYD`S WALL SOUTHWEST.

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.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

FREQUENT TO CONTINUOUS LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF
CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM
UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2429 7982 2418 7994 2396 8027 2394 8026
      2377 8064 2355 8167 2390 8140 2405 8102
      2483 8020 2514 7997 2513 7995 2460 7954
TIME...MOT...LOC 1047Z 277DEG 29KT 2511 7964 2479 7987 2435 8035 2401
8069 2387 8107 2347 8137

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

$$

COTTRILL


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