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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Miami FL
238 PM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

AMZ650-651-670-671-GMZ676-290345-
/O.NEW.KMFL.SC.Y.0014.200229T0600Z-200229T1800Z/
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-
Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
238 PM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt and
  seas 3 to 6 feet expected.

* WHERE...In Gulf of Mexico, Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita
  Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM. In Atlantic, 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 and
  Waters from Deerfield Beach to Ocean Reef FL from 20 to 60 NM
  excluding the territorial waters of Bahamas.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 1 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

A sudden onset of rough seas may cause hazardous conditions,
which may occur suddenly at jetties and inlets. These conditions
could catch boaters by surprise. Boaters should use caution when
entering or exiting the inlets and jetty areas.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
144 PM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

GMZ830-836-853-856-873-876-291800-
/O.NEW.KTBW.SC.Y.0015.200229T0600Z-200229T1800Z/
Tampa Bay waters-Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound-
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM-
144 PM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Northwest winds around 20 knots expected.

* WHERE...Portions of Gulf of Mexico.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 1 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook for South Florida
National Weather Service Miami FL
245 PM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

AMZ610-630-650-651-670-671-FLZ063-066>075-168-172>174-GMZ656-657-676-
290745-
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-
245 PM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK FOR ALL BEACHES OF SOUTH FLORIDA...
...ELEVATED FIRE-WEATHER RISK THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEKEND...

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

Rip currents: Moderate Rip Current Risk today for all beaches of
south Florida.

Temperatures: Apparent temperatures are forecast to drop to the
upper 30s to around 40 degrees across interior and western sections
of South Florida, with readings falling into the mid-upper 40s
across much of the remainder of South Florida.

Fire weather: moderate northwest winds and a very dry air mass will
support slightly elevated fire-weather conditions across South
Florida through the late afternoon hours.

Marine: increasing winds and seas tonight will lead to conditions
hazardous for small craft in the Atlantic and outer Gulf waters. A
Small Craft Advisory is in effect for these areas for tonight into
Saturday.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Elevated winds and seas could continue to produce periods of locally
hazardous marine conditions over the South Florida waters through
the rest of the weekend. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the
Atlantic and outer Gulf waters through 1 PM Saturday. Also, an
elevated rip- current risk is expected to continue for the beaches of
South Florida through the remainder of the weekend.

The considerably cooler air mass will persist through the weekend.
For Saturday and Sunday mornings, apparent temperatures are expected
to fall into the upper 30s to the lower 40s across interior and
western sections of South Florida. Readings in the 40s, to around 50
degrees near the coast, are expected elsewhere.

In addition, a dry air mass will combine with occasionally breezy
winds to produce elevated fire-weather conditions each day through
the weekend.

.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.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
529 AM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-291030-
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-
529 AM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Florida Keys and
adjacent coastal waters.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for portions of the Keys
coastal waters today, possibly being allowed to expire this
afternoon or tonight. Please see the latest Marine Weather Message
for more information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A Small Craft Advisory may be required for at least portions of the
coastal waters again on Saturday and Saturday night as a reinforcing
front moves through the area.

A relative lull in activity is anticipated Sunday and Sunday night,
before a Small Craft Advisory becomes possible once again for at
least portions of the waters from Monday through Thursday. This is
due initially to increasing southeasterly flow ahead of a cold front
that may arrive sometime Wednesday or Thursday, likely bringing
fresh breezes from the northwest to north once it arrives.

Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

WLC

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