Special Marine Warning
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
830 AM EDT FRI MAY 26 2017

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 20 NM...

* UNTIL 900 AM EDT

* AT 829 AM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED NEAR CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 5 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...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  THE ELBOW LIGHT AND CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2515 7999 2510 8027 2514 8031 2527 8018
TIME...MOT...LOC 1229Z 241DEG 6KT 2519 8016

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

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