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URGENT - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service Key West FL
426 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

GMZ042>044-052>055-072>075-221530-
/O.CON.KKEY.SC.Y.0016.000000T0000Z-180222T2200Z/
Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out
to the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas 20 to 60 NM out-
426 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* WINDS...East winds near 20 knots in Hawk Channel and 20 to 25
  knots in the Straits of Florida will prevail today.

* WAVES/SEAS...Seas as high as 8 feet are expected in the
  Straits of Florida.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
or seas of 7 feet or greater...are expected to produce hazardous
conditions for small craft. Inexperienced boaters...especially
those with smaller vessels...should avoid operating in these
conditions.

&&

$$

MCLOVIN


Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
307 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018


FLZ168-172-173-230330-
/O.EXT.KMFL.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-180224T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
307 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Through at least Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$


http://www.weather.gov/miami


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
522 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-231030-
Monroe Upper Keys-Monroe Middle Keys-Monroe Lower Keys-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
Bayside and Gulf side from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge-
Gulf waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee 20 to 60 NM out
and beyond 5 fathoms-
Gulf of Mexico including Dry Tortugas and Rebecca Shoal Channel-
Gulf of Mexico from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon
Shoal out to 5 Fathoms-
Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out
to the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas 20 to 60 NM out-
522 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for Hawk Channel and the
Straits of Florida due to east winds near 20 knots inside the reef,
and 20 to 25 knots in the Straits. A Small Craft Advisory will
likely be necessary for the aforementioned areas tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A Small Craft Advisory may be required for portions of the
Atlantic coastal waters adjacent to the Florida Keys Friday and
Friday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

MCLOVIN

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
506 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-222200-
Flagler Beach to Volusia-Brevard County Line 0-20 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 0-20 nm-Flagler Beach to Volusia-
Brevard County Line 20-60 nm-Volusia-
Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 20-60 nm-
Sebastian Inlet to Jupiter Inlet 20-60 nm-Inland Volusia County-
Northern Lake County-Orange-Seminole-Southern Brevard County-
Osceola-Indian River-Okeechobee-St. Lucie-Martin-
Coastal Volusia County-Southern Lake County-
Northern Brevard County-
506 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A long fetch of easterly winds over the western Atlantic is
producing a long period swell, resulting in a Moderate Risk of
rip currents at the beaches. Check with ocean rescue personnel
about surf zone hazards when arriving at the beach, and only swim
near a lifeguard.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
East to southeast winds of near 15 knots will create choppy, short
period waves of up to 6 feet, resulting in poor boating conditions
over the Atlantic coastal waters beyond 20 nautical miles
offshore.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
A moderate southeast wind will continue to produce poor conditions
for small craft operators through late week. Rough surf and rip
currents will also continue hazardous conditions at area beaches.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed today.

$$

Kelly

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
406 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
222115-
Lake Okeechobee-Biscayne Bay-
Coastal waters from Jupiter Inlet to Deerfield Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Jupiter Inlet to Deerfield Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM
excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas-Glades-Hendry-
Inland Palm Beach-Metro Palm Beach-Coastal Collier-Inland Collier-
Inland Broward-Metro Broward-Inland Miami-Dade-Metro Miami-Dade-
Mainland Monroe-Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-
Dade-Far South Miami-Dade-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
406 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ATLANTIC BEACHES...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Rip Currents: There will be a high risk for rip currents along the
Atlantic beaches today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The threat for rip currents along the Atlantic beaches will likely
remain high through early this weekend.

Strong high pressure to our northeast will lead to breezy easterly
winds through early this weekend. Hazardous boating conditions are
expected, especially for the the Atlantic.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at www.weather.gov/miami.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
307 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-222015-
Sumter-Pinellas-Polk-Hardee-Highlands-DeSoto-Coastal Levy-
Coastal Citrus-Coastal Hernando-Coastal Pasco-
Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-Inland Levy-Inland Citrus-
Inland Hernando-Inland Pasco-Inland Hillsborough-Inland Manatee-
Inland Sarasota-Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee-Tampa Bay waters-
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
307 AM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for West Central And Southwest
Florida.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

...FOG IMPACT...
Patchy fog can be expected across the Nature Coast and adjacent
coastal waters early this morning. Visibilities could be locally
reduced to a mile or less in some locations. Motorists should slow
down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance
between you and the vehicle in front of you if encountering fog.
Mariners should anticipate reduced visibilities and obscured
navigation markers. The fog will burn off by mid morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

...FOG IMPACT...
Some patchy fog will continue to be possible across the Nature
Coast and nearby coastal waters during the next couple of
days, from late night into the early morning hours. Motorists and
mariners should exercise caution if encountering fog.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today.

$$

RKR

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