616  
FZUS72 KKEY 201516  
MWSKEY  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
1116 AM EDT SUN AUG 20 2017  
 
GMZ072-201615-  
1116 AM EDT SUN AUG 20 2017  
   
..CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE STRAITS
 
 
THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...  
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT...  
 
AT 1115 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF  
PRODUCING WIND GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 22  
NM NORTHEAST OF ELBOW CAY...MOVING WEST AT 10 KNOTS.  
 
THE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.  
 
PREPARE FOR THUNDERSTORMS WITH WIND GUSTS NEAR 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY  
ROUGH AND CONFUSED SEAS...OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND  
POTENTIALLY BLINDING DOWNPOURS.  
 
PREPARE FOR RAINFALL RATES UP TO INSERT RAINFALL RATE INCHES PER  
HOUR. MAKE SURE BILGE PASSAGES AND SCUPPERS ARE CLEAN OF ANY DEBRIS  
OR OBSTRUCTION.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2418 7994 2414 8000 2401 8018 2397 8026  
2437 8045 2460 7989 2432 7979  
 

 
 
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