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URGENT - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service Key West FL
412 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

GMZ031>035-042>044-200400-
/O.EXB.KKEY.SC.Y.0016.000000T0000Z-180220T0400Z/
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
Bayside and Gulf side from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge-
Gulf waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee 20 to 60 NM out
and beyond 5 fathoms-
Gulf of Mexico including Dry Tortugas and Rebecca Shoal Channel-
Gulf of Mexico from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon
Shoal out to 5 Fathoms-
Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out
to the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
412 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

The National Weather Service in Key West has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for the coastal waters of Florida Bay, the Gulf of
Mexico, and Hawk Channel.

* WINDS...Sustained east to southeast winds of 15 to 20 knots will
  increase to near 20 knots tonight.

* WAVES/SEAS...Seas will build as high as 6 feet on the coastal
  waters of the offshore Gulf of Mexico.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
or seas of 7 feet or greater...are expected to produce hazardous
conditions for small craft. Inexperienced boaters...especially those
with smaller vessels...should avoid operating in these conditions.

&&

$$

GMZ052>055-072>075-200400-
/O.EXT.KKEY.SC.Y.0016.000000T0000Z-180220T0400Z/
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas 20 to 60 NM out-
412 PM EST Mon Feb 19 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* WINDS...Sustained east to southeast winds near 20 knots will
  increase to 20 to 25 knots by midnight.

* WAVES/SEAS...Seas will build as high as 9 feet in the Gulf
  Stream.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
or seas of 7 feet or greater...are expected to produce hazardous
conditions for small craft. Inexperienced boaters...especially those
with smaller vessels...should avoid operating in these conditions.

&&

$$

CLR



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