Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
633 PM EDT SUN AUG 20 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 632 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 7 NM NORTHWEST OF NEW GROUND ROCKS LIGHT TO NEAR
  REBECCA SHOAL LIGHT...MOVING WEST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.

  IMPACT...EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT...DRY TORTUGAS AND TORTUGAS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
  NORTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE FOR WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 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.

&&

LAT...LON 2499 8299 2467 8307 2462 8249 2482 8249
TIME...MOT...LOC 2232Z 095DEG 18KT 2478 8251 2462 8253

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

$$

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