179  
FZUS72 KKEY 091709  
MWSKEY  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1209 PM EST SAT DEC 9 2017  
 
GMZ052-053-074-091717-  
/O.CAN.KKEY.MA.W.0240.000000T0000Z-171209T1730Z/  
1209 PM EST SAT DEC 9 2017  
   
..THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED
 
 
THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE...  
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF 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 20 TO 60 NM OUT...  
 
THE SHOWERS HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA AND NO LONGER POSE A  
SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO BOATERS.  
 
LAT...LON 2368 8100 2410 8061 2450 8027 2503 7987  
2460 7954 2442 7967 2393 8028 2375 8070  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1707Z 271DEG 27KT 2545 7934 2507 7967 2443 8008 2406  
8037 2343 8095  
 

 
 
GMZ072-073-091730-  
/O.CON.KKEY.MA.W.0240.000000T0000Z-171209T1730Z/  
1209 PM EST SAT DEC 9 2017  
   
..A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 PM EST
 
 
FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...  
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE  
20 TO 60 NM OUT...  
 
AT 1207 PM EST...SHOWERS WITH POSSIBLE WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG  
A LINE EXTENDING FROM 41 NM EAST OF TRIUMPH REEF TO 30 NM EAST OF  
CARYSFORT REEF LIGHT TO 17 NM SOUTHEAST OF FLOYD'S WALL NORTHEAST TO  
NEAR ELBOW CAY TO 60 NM SOUTHEAST OF WOOD'S WALL EAST CRACK...MOVING  
EAST AT 25 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...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.  
 
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...  
ELBOW CAY.  
 
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.  
 
PREPARE FOR WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 35 KNOTS...STEEP AND FAST-  
BUILDING SEAS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND BLINDING  
DOWNPOURS. STAY LOW OR GO BELOW...AND MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE  
WEARING LIFE JACKETS.  
 
WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS  
SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2368 8100 2410 8061 2450 8027 2503 7987  
2460 7954 2442 7967 2393 8028 2375 8070  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1707Z 271DEG 27KT 2545 7934 2507 7967 2443 8008 2406  
8037 2343 8095  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
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