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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
HURRICANE SANDY LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1143 AM EDT FRI OCT 26 2012

...ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS AND WATCHES HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR
THE FLORIDA KEYS AND KEYS COASTAL WATERS...

.NEW INFORMATION...
WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINERS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
OF MONROE COUNTY AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR
THE FLORIDA KEYS OR THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

PLEASE CHECK THE LATEST PUBLIC AND MARINE FORECASTS FOR DETAILED
INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL HAZARDS.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 11 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 26.7N...LONGITUDE 76.9W. THIS WAS ABOUT 340 MILES
EAST-NORTHEAST OF KEY WEST FL...OR ABOUT 230 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST
OF OCEAN REEF FL. STORM MOTION WAS N OR 360 DEGREES AT 6 MPH.
STORM INTENSITY WAS 80 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
HURRICANE SANDY IS STEADILY MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM THE FLORIDA
KEYS...AND NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL STEADILY DECREASE OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST COASTAL WATERS FORECAST BEFORE
MAKING ANY DEFINITE PLANS.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL STATEMENT CONCERNING THE IMPACTS OF
HURRICANE SANDY TO THE FLORIDA KEYS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST.

GMZ031-042-052-072-261645-
/O.CAN.KKEY.TR.W.1018.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
FLORIDA BAY INCLUDING BLACKWATER AND BUTTONWOOD SOUNDS-
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-
1143 AM EDT FRI OCT 26 2012

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT OR SAFE HARBOR THROUGH THE WEEKEND
DUE TO STILL STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
WHILE TRENDING DOWNWARDS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...WINDS WILL
REMAIN IN THE 20 TO 25 KNOT RANGE WITH A FEW GALE FORCE GUSTS
THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN DOWN TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS ON SUNDAY. A SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA STRAITS THROUGH
THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK DUE NORTHERLY SWELL MIGRATING
THROUGH THE EASTERN FLORIDA STRAITS.

$$

FLZ076-261645-
/O.CAN.KKEY.TR.A.1018.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
MONROE UPPER KEYS-
1143 AM EDT FRI OCT 26 2012

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS DISCONTINUED...

...WINDS...
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WILL DECREASE IN SPEED
AND FREQUENCY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

&&


$$

FLZ077-078-GMZ032-043-044-053-054-073-074-261645-
/O.CAN.KKEY.HU.S.1018.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
MONROE MIDDLE KEYS-MONROE LOWER KEYS-
BAYSIDE AND GULF SIDE FROM CRAIG KEY TO HALFMOON SHOAL OUT TO
5 FATHOMS-
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 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-
1143 AM EDT FRI OCT 26 2012

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT OR SAFE HARBOR THROUGH THE WEEKEND
DUE TO STILL STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
WHILE TRENDING DOWNWARDS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...WINDS WILL
REMAIN IN THE 20 TO 25 KNOT RANGE THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN DOWN TO 15
TO 20 KNOTS ON SUNDAY. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT
FOR KEYS GULF WATERS AND MUCH OF THE FLORIDA STRAITS THROUGH THE
WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK DUE TO SWELLS MOVING INTO KEYS
WESTERN WATERS AND THE EASTERN FLORIDA STRAITS.

$$





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