Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
117 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY
  OUT 60 NM...
  FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND...BLACKWATER SOUND...AND
  BUTTONWOOD SOUND...

* UNTIL 200 AM EDT

* AT 116 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST DETECTED A
  STRONG THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO 40 KNOTS...
  LOCATED NEAR TAVERNIER...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  TAVERNIER...BARNES SOUND...DAVIS REEF LIGHT...TARPON BASIN...BOGGY KEY...
  MOLASSES REEF LIGHT AND FRENCH REF.

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

PREPARE FOR WIND GUSTS NEAR 40 KNOTS...STEEP AND FAST-BUILDING
SEAS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND BLINDING DOWNPOURS. STAY
LOW OR GO BELOW...AND MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE
JACKETS.

LAT...LON 2512 7995 2504 7989 2491 7985 2492 8063
      2520 8061 2520 8058 2522 8061 2522 8059
      2524 8053 2522 8053 2522 8051 2524 8051
      2520 8050 2521 8049 2523 8050 2524 8049
      2523 8047 2526 8043 2531 8024
TIME...MOT...LOC 0516Z 267DEG 36KT 2507 8055

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