Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
731 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR THE COASTAL WATERS...

  FROM COCOA BEACH TO VERO BEACH OUT TO 20 NM.

* UNTIL 900 AM EST

* AT 728 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS OVER 34 KNOTS OVER SOUTHERN
BREVARD COUNTY MOVING NORTHEAST...OFFSHORE...AT 40 KNOTS NEAR
MELBOURNE BEACH.

*THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE WATERS FROM COCOA BEACH TO VERO
BEACH THROUGH 9 AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WINDS OVER 34 KNOTS AND
LOCALLY ROUGH SEAS. SMALL CRAFT...ESPECIALLY THOSE UNDER SAIL...
SHOULD MOVE TO A SAFE HARBOR IF POSSIBLE. MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR CREW
ARE WEARING APPROVED FLOTATION DEVICES DURING THESE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS.

AS THESE STORMS CROSS THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS AND BARRIER ISLAND
COMMUNITIES...THEN OVER THE ATLANTIC...THEY WILL PRODUCE STRONG GUSTY
WINDS...ROUGH SEAS...HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING. TRY TO
AVOID THESE STORMS IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU GET CAUGHT OFFSHORE...MAKE
SURE ALL SAFETY GEAR IS AVAILABLE AND LIFE JACKETS ARE BEING WORN BY
YOU AND YOUR CREW.

&&

LAT...LON 2821 8062 2807 8056 2823 8060 2856 8023
      2757 7997 2757 8037 2767 8039 2806 8059
      2807 8062 2818 8065
TIME...MOT...LOC 1229Z 233DEG 39KT 2805 8063

$$

DWS








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