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
327 AM EST THU FEB 26 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM...
  TAMPA BAY WATERS...
  WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM...
  INCLUDING ANNA MARIA ISLAND...COURTNEY CAMPBELL CAUSEWAY...EGMONT
  KEY...GANDY BRIDGE...HILLSBOROUGH BAY...HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE...
  JOHNS PASS...LONGBOAT KEY...LONGBOAT PASS...NEW PASS...OLD TAMPA
  BAY...PASS-A-GRILLE CHANNEL...SARASOTA BAY...SIESTA KEY...SAINT
  PETE BEACH...SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE...TAMPA BAY...TERRA CEIA BAY...
  VENICE AND VENICE INLET...

* UNTIL 430 AM EST

* AT 326 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER
  FROM JOHNS PASS TO 63 NM SOUTHWEST OF VENICE INLET...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 45 KNOTS.

* THROUGH 430 AM...THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS NEAR...
  TAMPA BAY.
  HILLSBOROUGH BAY.
  TERRA CEIA BAY.
  LONGBOAT KEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT STRONG WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS
LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 2777 8239 2751 8260 2751 8266 2728 8253
      2732 8251 2732 8250 2697 8240 2671 8330
      2694 8342 2784 8275 2771 8264 2788 8262
      2794 8274 2802 8269 2799 8256 2783 8249
      2792 8249 2795 8241
TIME...MOT...LOC 0826Z 233DEG 47KT 2776 8275 2669 8352

$$



MJG




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