Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
703 PM EDT WED OCT 18 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  BISCAYNE BAY...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO OCEAN REEF FL OUT 20 NM...

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 703 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED 7 NM EAST OF CAPE FLORIDA...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...MARINE WEATHER SPOTTER.

  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...
  CAPE FLORIDA AND KEY BISCAYNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 2575 7997 2564 7991 2553 8013 2569 8023
TIME...MOT...LOC 2303Z 064DEG 8KT 2568 8002

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

$$

JT



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