Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1126 AM EST SAT DEC 9 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE
  OUT 60 NM...
  STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF
  HALFMOON SHOAL 20 TO 60 NM OUT...

* UNTIL 1230 PM EST

* AT 1124 AM EST...THE LEADING EDGE OF A BROKEN LINE OF SHOWERS WAS
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 24 NM EAST OF TRIUMPH REEF TO
  14 NM SOUTHEAST OF CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT TO FLOYD`S WALL SOUTHWEST
  TO 19 NM WEST OF ELBOW CAY TO 51 NM SOUTH OF WOOD`S WALL EAST
  CRACK... MOVING EAST AT 25 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...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  FLOYD`S WALL SOUTHWEST...RIPS...ELBOW CAY AND FLOYD`S WALL
  NORTHEAST.

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.

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.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2442 7967 2393 8028 2375 8070 2359 8138
      2360 8139 2412 8086 2524 8014 2513 7995
      2460 7954
TIME...MOT...LOC 1624Z 271DEG 27KT 2546 7966 2508 7999 2444 8040 2406
8068 2343 8126

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

$$

MCLOVIN


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