914  
WHUS52 KKEY 220036  
SMWKEY  
GMZ035-044-054-220130-  
/O.NEW.KKEY.MA.W.0057.180522T0036Z-180522T0130Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL  
836 PM EDT MON MAY 21 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE  
BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL OUT 20 NM...  
GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL  
OUT TO 5 FATHOMS...  
 
* UNTIL 930 PM EDT..  
 
* AT 835 PM EDT, A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER BIG PINE  
SHOAL, MOVING NORTHWEST AT 5 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...  
BIG PINE SHOAL, BIG MUNSON ISLAND, COUPON BIGHT, NEWFOUND HARBOR,  
LOOE KEY LIGHT, CUDJOE BAY AND LITTLE KNOCKEMDOWN KEY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR NOW, AND REMAIN THERE UNTIL  
THREATENING WEATHER HAS PASSED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2475 8146 2459 8124 2441 8135 2451 8157  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0035Z 117DEG 5KT 2453 8135  
 
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
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