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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Key West FL
755 PM EDT SAT MAY 26 2018

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755 PM EDT SAT MAY 26 2018

...CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE ACROSS THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS...

The areas affected include...
Hawk Channel and Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to 20 nm west of
Dry Tortugas out 60 nm...
Bay and Gulf Side from Craig Key to Halfmoon Shoal out to 5
fathoms...
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and Buttonwood
Sound...
Gulf of Mexico including Dry Tortugas and Rebecca Shoal Channel...

At 746 PM EDT, surface observations across the Lower Keys indicate
frequent gusts of 30 to 40 knots within fast moving rain squalls.
Current infrared satellite imagery highlights intense thunderstorms
moving north across Cuba. These storms will move quickly into the
Straits of Florida towards the Florida Keys over the next few hours.

Locations impacted include...
Big Pine Shoal, Tavernier Creek, Vandenberg, Howe Key, East Sambo,
Wood`s Wall West Crack and Bonefish Tower.

Through 900 PM, prepare for thunderstorms with wind gusts in excess
of 40 knots...extremely rough and confused seas...occasional
lightning strikes...and potentially blinding downpours.
Environmental conditions are favorable for the development of
strong waterspouts.

&&

LAT...LON 2357 8247 2469 8248 2461 8247 2465 8196
      2474 8174 2483 8157 2510 8148 2517 8081
      2518 8081 2521 8086 2521 8085 2522 8084
      2522 8083 2514 8074 2519 8064 2442 7968
      2394 8026 2375 8070 2352 8185

$$

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