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URGENT - Marine Weather Message
National Weather Service Key West FL
1031 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

GMZ053>055-073>075-231000-
/O.CON.KKEY.SC.Y.0016.000000T0000Z-180223T1000Z/
Straits of Florida from Craig Key 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 out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas 20 to 60 NM out-
1031 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* WINDS...East winds around 20 knots are expected through
  tonight in the Florida Straits off the lower and middle Keys.

* WAVES/SEAS...Seas as high as 7 feet are expected in the Western
  Straits.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 20 to 33 knots...
or seas of 7 feet or greater...are expected to produce hazardous
conditions for small craft. Inexperienced boaters...especially
those with smaller vessels...should avoid operating in these
conditions.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Miami FL
323 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018


FLZ168-172-173-230430-
/O.CON.KMFL.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-180224T0000Z/
Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-Dade-
323 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...Through at least Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Rough surf and rip currents will continue to create
  dangerous waters for swimmers along all Atlantic beaches. Rip
  currents will become strong near structures in the water such
  as piers, jetties and reefs.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.

&&

$$


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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
631 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-231030-
Monroe Upper Keys-Monroe Middle Keys-Monroe Lower Keys-
Florida Bay including Barnes Sound, Blackwater Sound, and
Buttonwood Sound-
Bayside and Gulf side from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge-
Gulf waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee 20 to 60 NM out
and beyond 5 fathoms-
Gulf of Mexico including Dry Tortugas and Rebecca Shoal Channel-
Gulf of Mexico from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon
Shoal out to 5 Fathoms-
Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out
to the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key 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 out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile
Bridge 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry
Tortugas 20 to 60 NM out-
631 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS AND
ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect tonight for the western
Florida Straits, namely west of the Seven Mile Bridge to the
waters well south and southwest of the Dry Tortugas due to east
winds near 20 knots.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A Small Craft Advisory may be required for portions of the
Atlantic coastal waters offshore of the Florida Keys Friday and
Friday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida...UPDATED
National Weather Service Miami FL
435 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
230945-
Lake Okeechobee-Biscayne Bay-
Coastal waters from Jupiter Inlet to Deerfield Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Jupiter Inlet to Deerfield Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM
excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas-Glades-Hendry-
Inland Palm Beach-Metro Palm Beach-Coastal Collier-Inland Collier-
Inland Broward-Metro Broward-Inland Miami-Dade-Metro Miami-Dade-
Mainland Monroe-Coastal Palm Beach-Coastal Broward-Coastal Miami-
Dade-Far South Miami-Dade-
Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
435 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE ATLANTIC BEACHES...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

Rip Currents: There will be a high risk for rip currents along the
Atlantic beaches.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The threat for rip currents along the Atlantic beaches will likely
remain high through early this weekend.

Strong high pressure to our northeast will lead to breezy easterly
winds through early this weekend. Hazardous boating conditions are
expected, especially for the the Atlantic.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

For more information...visit the National Weather Service in
Miami website at www.weather.gov/miami.

$$

RAG


Short Term Forecast


Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Key West FL
1157 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

FLZ077-078-GMZ043-044-053>055-073>075-230630-
Monroe Middle Keys-Monroe Lower Keys-
Hawk Channel from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge out to
the reef-
Hawk Channel from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to Halfmoon Shoal
out to the reef-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key 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 out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry Tortugas
out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Craig Key to west end of Seven Mile Bridge
20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of
Halfmoon Shoal 20 to 60 NM out-
Straits of Florida from Halfmoon Shoal to 20 NM west of Dry Tortugas
20 to 60 NM out-
Including the Communities of Marathon and Key West
1157 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

.NOW...
Through 130 am, isolated light showers will continue to move to the
west- southwest at 15 knots over the waters of the Straits of Florida
and Hawk Channel adjacent to the Lower and Middle Keys. These showers
may occasionally cross the Lower and Middle Keys. In the strongest
activity, expect briefly reduced visibilities and cause minor
rainfall accumulations.


$$

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