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Special Marine Warning (SMW)

Issued by Key West, FL (KEY)

                            
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WHUS52 KKEY 220056
SMWKEY
GMZ033-035-043-044-053-054-220130-
/O.NEW.KKEY.MA.W.0217.171022T0056Z-171022T0130Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
856 PM EDT SAT OCT 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON
  SHOAL OUT 20 NM...
  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...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 856 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR NINEFOOT 
  SHOAL...MOVING TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT AROUND 30 KNOTS. 

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

  IMPACT...EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER 
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. 

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  BIG PINE SHOAL...BIG MUNSON ISLAND...EAST SAMBO...SNIPE POINT...
  NINEFOOT SHOAL...LOOE KEY LIGHT AND COOKS ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST AT
3 0 5...2 9 5...1 3 1 6...EXTENSION 3...OR TO THE COAST GUARD OR
NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 2458 8115 2439 8122 2452 8194 2479 8181
TIME...MOT...LOC 0056Z 108DEG 40KT 2458 8157 

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

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