Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA RUSKIN FL
300 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

GMZ853-181930-
300 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE OVER THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM...

AT 257 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR CLEARWATER BEACH...DRIFTING NORTH AT 5 KNOTS.

ONE OF THE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED A WATERSPOUT WHICH HAS SINCE
DISSIPATED.

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 THIS STORM PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 2801 8275 2790 8280 2794 8299 2816 8299
      2817 8292 2817 8282 2815 8274 2813 8273

$$

TBW


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