Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA RUSKIN FL
223 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM...

* UNTIL 300 PM EDT

* AT 222 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED OFFSHORE CLEARWATER. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS NEARLY
  STATIONARY.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE VESSELS...AND
           CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE
           IN A SECURE LOCATION AND WEARING LIFE JACKETS. EXPECT
           WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE
           SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE JACKETS

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CLEARWATER PASS...INDIAN ROCKS BEACH...CLEARWATER BEACH...DUNEDIN
  AND TARPON SPRINGS.

LAT...LON 2788 8276 2787 8307 2811 8304 2815 8274
      2798 8273
TIME...MOT...LOC 1822Z 268DEG 4KT 2802 8289

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

TBW



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