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
1201 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  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...

* UNTIL 100 PM EDT

* AT 1200 PM EDT...AN AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED
  SOUTHWEST OF VENICE INLET TO WEST OF CAPTIVA ISLAND...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  M6 REEF...MD2 REEF...M10 REEF...CAPTIVA...VENICE...DON PEDRO ISLAND...M9
  REEF...M17 REEF...GASPARILLA ISLAND...MD4 REEF...ENGLEWOOD...M5 REEF...
  MD3 REEF...MD1 REEF...M16 REEF...MANASOTA KEY...M15 REEF...VENICE INLET...
  SIESTA KEY AND SANIBEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT 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 2632 8274 2712 8301 2731 8247 2729 8244
      2706 8237 2692 8227 2705 8213 2696 8201
      2659 8201 2652 8194 2652 8189
TIME...MOT...LOC 1600Z 244DEG 57KT 2696 8256

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

$$

RD



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