Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Key West, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Key West FL
230 PM EDT Fri Oct 30 2020

The National Weather Service in Key West has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Gulf of Mexico from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
  out to 5 fathoms...
  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...

* Until 245 PM EDT.

* At 229 PM EDT, a waterspout was located 6 miles north of Boca
  Chica Key, moving south at 5 knots.

  HAZARD...Waterspouts.

  SOURCE...National Weather Service Meteorologist.

  IMPACT...Waterspouts can capsize boats, damage vessels and create
           suddenly higher waves.

* Locations in the warning include...
  Snipe Point and Cottrell Key.

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.

Waterspouts can easily overturn boats and create locally hazardous
seas. Seek safe harbor immediately.

&&

LAT...LON 2461 8193 2467 8181 2474 8178 2481 8169
      2464 8160 2454 8188
TIME...MOT...LOC 1829Z 340DEG 7KT 2461 8173

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...<34KTS

$$

Haner


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