Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
346 PM EDT TUE JUL 18 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO PORT CANAVERAL 0-20 NM...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 341 PM EDT...DEVELOPING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE MERRITT
  ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE AND NEAR TITUSVILLE AIRPORT, IN ADDITION TO
  OTHER DEVELOPING STORMS THROUGH EARLY EVENING WILL BE CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS THE INTRACOASTAL AND
  NEAR SHORE ATLANTIC WATERS. MOVEMENT HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY
  AND EXPECT FUTURE MOVEMENT OF CELLS TO BE SLOW AND CHAOTIC AS WELL.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE
           BOATS...DAMAGE VESSELS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS.
           MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE JACKETS. EXPECT
           WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...LIGHTNING AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE SURE ALL ON
           BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE JACKETS. RETURN TO SAFE HARBOR IF
           POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BELLWOOD...PORT SAINT JOHN...TITUSVILLE AIRPORT...SHARPES AND
  MERRITT ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES. SOME STORMS MAY
CONTAIN TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS, SMALL HAIL TO DIME SIZE, FREQUENT
CLOUD TO WATER LIGHTNING, AND GUSTY WINDS.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2884 8050 2852 8040 2838 8076 2860 8084
      2881 8089
TIME...MOT...LOC 1941Z 046DEG 1KT 2854 8070

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

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