Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
618 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

GMZ836-853-856-873-876-242315-
618 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM...
  WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM...

AT 617 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG
THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THIS
THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 23 NM WEST OF GASPARILLA ISLAND...MOVING
WEST AT 20 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.

INTENSE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN
WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL
OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2649 8317 2691 8341 2686 8236 2645 8211
      2604 8296

$$



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