Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
528 PM EDT WED AUG 16 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 630 PM EDT

* AT 526 PM EDT...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED
  EAST OF SHARPES...MOVING SOUTH AT 5 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...PUBLIC.

  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...
  MERRITT ISLAND...COCOA...SHARPES...ROCKLEDGE AND CAPE CANAVERAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 2865 8074 2863 8074 2862 8064 2863 8065
      2865 8068 2866 8056 2834 8047 2833 8074
      2849 8080 2864 8082
TIME...MOT...LOC 2126Z 358DEG 7KT 2849 8069

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

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