622  
WHUS52 KKEY 192347  
SMWKEY  
GMZ033-035-044-200045-  
/O.NEW.KKEY.MA.W.0168.180819T2347Z-180820T0045Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
747 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018  
 
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 845 PM EDT..  
 
* AT 746 PM EDT, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE  
EXTENDING FROM NORTHWEST CHANNEL BUOY 1 TO NEAR COTTRELL KEY TO  
NEAR BOCA GRANDE, MOVING WEST AT 10 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST.  
 
IMPACT...EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS, SUDDENLY HIGHER  
WAVES, FREQUENT LIGHTNING, AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.  
 
* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...  
BOCA GRANDE, NORTHWEST CHANNEL BUOY 1 AND COTTRELL KEY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR NOW, AND REMAIN THERE UNTIL  
THREATENING WEATHER HAS PASSED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2468 8177 2451 8184 2446 8208 2464 8201  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2346Z 075DEG 6KT 2462 8190 2456 8192 2451 8196  
 
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
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