Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Melbourne, FL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1115 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR THE COASTAL WATERS...

  FROM VERO BEACH TO COCOA BEACH OUT TO 60 NM.

* UNTIL 115 AM EDT

* AT 1111 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  ROTATING THUNDERSTORM OVER THE ATLANTIC WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL TO
  PRODUCE A WATERSPOUT...ALONG WITH STRONG WIND GUSTS. THE CELL WAS
  EMBEDDED WITHIN A BAND FROM ABOUT 10 MILES OFFSHORE VERO BEACH TO
  20 MILES OFFSHORE SEBASTIAN INLET...  MOVING NORTH-NORTHEAST AT 15
  TO 20 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WINDS OVER 34 KNOTS AND
LOCALLY ROUGH SEAS. SMALL CRAFT...ESPECIALLY THOSE UNDER SAIL...
SHOULD MOVE TO A SAFE HARBOR IF POSSIBLE. MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR CREW
ARE WEARING APPROVED FLOTATION DEVICES DURING THESE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS.

A WATERSPOUT IS A TORNADO OVER WATER THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND EVEN
DEADLY. SMALL CRAFT CAN BE SWAMPED OR OVERTURNED BY A WATERSPOUT.
STAY AWAY FROM THEM AT ALL TIMES.

IF YOU SIGHT A WATERSPOUT...CONTACT THE COAST GUARD VIA MARINE RADIO
OR LOCAL OFFICIALS AND ASK THEM TO RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE.

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LAT...LON 2762 8006 2769 8020 2788 8016 2789 8009
      2799 8013 2823 8008 2809 7966
TIME...MOT...LOC 0312Z 202DEG 10KT 2782 8009

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