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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
113 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

GMZ031-032-042-043-052-053-072-073-250715-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM GM-
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BARNES SOUND, BLACKWATER SOUND, AND BUTTONWOOD
SOUND GM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE
OUT 20 NM GM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE
20 TO 60 NM OUT GM-
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT GM-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT TO THE REEF GM-
HAWK CHANNEL FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE OUT TO
THE REEF GM-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE GM-
113 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE...
GULF WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE 20 TO 60 NM OUT AND
BEYOND 5 FATHOMS...
HAWK CHANNEL FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL OUT
TO THE REEF...
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
OUT TO 5 FATHOMS...
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE...

...RAPIDLY MOVING SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING GUSTY
   WINDS...

SEVERAL CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER KEYS AND THE ADJACENT NEARSHORE AND OFFSHORE
WATERS INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY. MOVEMENT OF MOST ACTIVITY WILL BE
TOWARD THE NORTH NORTHEAST NEAR 25 KNOTS.

STRONGER CELLS WILL DELIVER WIND GUSTS OF AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY
ROUGH SEAS AND CLOUD TO WATER LIGHTNING STRIKES.

THUNDERSTORMS POSE A VARIETY OF THREATS TO BOATER SAFETY FROM BOTH
GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING. YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION DURING
THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE HARBOR...BUT IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER...STAY BELOW DECK...IF POSSIBLE...AND AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

LAT...LON 2486 7980 2416 8111 2508 8121 2518 8071
      2515 8071 2522 8059 2528 8027

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