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
831 PM EDT WED AUG 26 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  TAMPA BAY WATERS...

* UNTIL 915 PM EDT

* AT 831 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS AND WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...
  LOCATED OVER GANDY BRIDGE...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  COURTNEY CAMPBELL CAUSEWAY...PORT MANATEE REEF...HOWARD FRANKLAND
  BRIDGE...HILLSBOROUGH BAY...GANDY BRIDGE...SOUTHWEST CHANNEL...OLD
  TAMPA BAY...COCKROACH BAY...TAMPA BAY AND SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THIS THUNDERSTORM MOVES OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY
WINDS AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE
UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

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

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 2750 8267 2746 8265 2758 8276 2771 8271
      2783 8283 2784 8283 2771 8270 2770 8267
      2770 8264 2785 8260 2794 8273 2804 8269
      2798 8256 2783 8252 2782 8247 2795 8244
      2786 8238
TIME...MOT...LOC 0031Z 054DEG 9KT 2785 8252

$$

RAG


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