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Thunderbolt Reef Latitude: 24.658 Longitude: -80.965



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24.658° -80.965°
24° 39' 29" N 80° 57' 54" W
24° 39.48 N 80° 57.9 W

Depth: 118' Relief: 60'
Date Reef Deployed: 3/3/86
Reef Materials: Ship Steel 188'
Reef Description: 188 Foot Long Navy Cable Vessel The USS Thunderbolt
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Observations from ships and stations within 100 nautical miles of Thunderbolt Reef Latitude: 24.658 Longitude: -80.965
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Marine Forecast for Thunderbolt Reef as requested 18:04:53, Mar 17
NWS Forecast for: 6NM SE Vaca Cut FL
Gulf of Mexico

Issued by: National Weather Service Key West, FL
Last Update: 4:15 pm CDT Mar 17, 2018

Tonight: SSE wind 5 to 10 kt. Clear. Seas around 1 ft.

Sunday: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Sunday Night: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.

Monday: S wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Monday Night: SW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tuesday: SW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Isolated showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Tuesday Night: W wind around 15 kt. Scattered showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Wednesday: NW wind 15 to 20 kt. Isolated showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Wednesday Night: NNW wind around 20 kt. Isolated showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Marine Point Forecast: 24.66°N 80.98°W
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(Longitude W80° 57', Latitude N24° 39')
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Universal Time - 4h
Begin civil twilight07:08
Sun Overhead13:32
End civil twilight19:56
Moon Overhead13:46
Phase of the Moon on March 17, 2018: New Moon at 09:12

Sun & Moon Data : U.S. Naval Observatory

Tide Predictions near Thunderbolt Reef

Key Colony Beach Florida (sub)
Distance: 5.28 miles (4.59 nautical)
Location: 24.7183° -81.0167° NW (322°)

Fat Deer Key Florida Bay Florida
Distance: 6.19 miles (5.37 nautical)
Location: 24.7333° -81.0183° NNW (327°)

Vaca Key-Fat Deer Key bridge Florida
Distance: 6.43 miles (5.59 nautical)
Location: 24.73° -81.03° NW (320°)

Grassy Key south side Hawk Channel Florida
Distance: 6.71 miles (5.83 nautical)
Location: 24.755° -80.9583° N (4°)

Grassy Key north side Florida Bay Florida
Distance: 8.01 miles (6.96 nautical)
Location: 24.7717° -80.94° NNE (12°)

Duck Key Hawk Channel Florida
Distance: 8.07 miles (7.01 nautical)
Location: 24.765° -80.9133° NNE (24°)

Toms Harbor Channel Hwy 1 bridge Florida
Distance: 8.61 miles (7.48 nautical)
Location: 24.7767° -80.9233° NNE (18°)

Boot Key Harbor bridge Boot Key Florida
Distance: 9.33 miles (8.10 nautical)
Location: 24.7033° -81.105° WNW (288°)

Toms Harbor Cut Florida
Distance: 9.40 miles (8.16 nautical)
Location: 24.7833° -80.9067° NNE (24°)

Sombrero Key Hawk Channel Florida
Distance: 9.46 miles (8.22 nautical)
Location: 24.6267° -81.1117° WSW (254°)

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