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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
655 PM EDT THU AUG 25 2016

GMZ032-035-043-044-053-054-260100-
655 PM EDT THU AUG 25 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
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...

AT 654 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS NEAR 30 KNOTS. THIS
THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MONEY KEY...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 20
KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WESTERN SAMBO...LITTLE PINE KEY...STOCK ISLAND...CUDJOE BAY...TOPTREE
HAMMOCK KEY...BIG MUNSON ISLAND AND KEY WEST SEA BOUY.

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS NEAR 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.

INTENSE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN
WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL
OBJECTS..

PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST
AT 3 0 5...2 9 5...1 3 1 6...EXTENSION 3.

&&

LAT...LON 2422 8173 2468 8188 2488 8098 2471 8089

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