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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Key West FL
541 AM EST Sat Feb 29 2020

FLZ076>078-GMZ031>035-042>044-052>055-072>075-011100-
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-
541 AM EST Sat Feb 29 2020

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A Small Craft Advisory is currently in effect for the eastern
Straits of Florida and Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key.
Please see the latest Marine Weather Message for more information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A Small Craft Advisory may be required for at least portions of
the waters from Monday through Friday. This is due initially to
increasing southeasterly flow ahead of a cold front that will
likely arrive Thursday night or Friday. The best chance at a lull
in activity will be from Wednesday evening through Thursday
evening.

Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

WLC



Small Craft Advisory

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Key West FL
421 AM EST Sat Feb 29 2020

GMZ042-052-072-291600-
/O.NEW.KKEY.SC.Y.0015.200229T0921Z-200229T1600Z/
Hawk Channel from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out to the reef-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key out 20 NM-
Straits of Florida from Ocean Reef to Craig Key 20 to 60 NM out-
421 AM EST Sat Feb 29 2020

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT...

* WHAT...North winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt and seas
  5 to 7 feet.

* WHERE...Eastern Straits of Florida and Hawk Channel from
  Ocean Reef to Craig Key.

* WHEN...In Effect.

* IMPACTS...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. These hazardous
  conditions may result in poor vessel handling and steering
  response, broaching, overturned dinghies and kayaks, slips and
  falls on slippery decks, rub damage along docks and seawalls,
  swamped bows at reef tract mooring balls, and dragging anchors.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced boaters, especially those with smaller vessels,
should avoid operating in these conditions.

&&

$$

WLC




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