Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
654 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 0-20 NM...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 653 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER SHARPES SOUTHWARD TOWARD
  ROCKLEDGE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM
  DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE.

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

  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...
  SHARPES...PORT SAINT JOHN...COCOA...BELLWOOD AND CANAVERAL GROVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2872 8087 2874 8057 2829 8048 2825 8070
      2864 8085
TIME...MOT...LOC 2253Z 209DEG 9KT 2841 8078

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

$$

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