Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA / RUSKIN FL
1140 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016

GMZ853-856-873-876-210445-
1140 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  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 1139 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 27 NM WEST OF VENICE INLET TO 57
NM SOUTHWEST OF CAPTIVA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  MD4 REEF...MD3 REEF AND M13 REEF AROUND 1145 PM EDT.
  M9 REEF...M17 REEF AND M10 REEF AROUND 1155 PM EDT.
  M16 REEF AND M15 REEF AROUND 1200 AM EDT.

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 THESE STORMS PASS.

&&

LAT...LON 2608 8298 2625 8307 2639 8312 2706 8302
      2714 8251 2610 8251 2597 8292

$$



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