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
827 PM EDT WED JUN 28 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20
  NM...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 826 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED NEAR ARIPEKA. ADDITIONAL STORMS EXTENDED NORTHWARD ALONG A
  LINE AND COULD ALSO PRODUCE WATERSPOUTS. THESE STORMS
  THUNDERSTORMS WERE NEARLY STATIONARY.

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

  SOURCE...MARINE WEATHER SPOTTER.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE VESSELS...AND
           CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE
           IN A SECURE LOCATION AND WEARING LIFE JACKETS. EXPECT
           WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE
           SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE JACKETS

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT AND ARIPEKA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2859 8273 2859 8260 2833 8265 2832 8277
TIME...MOT...LOC 0026Z 352DEG 4KT 2844 8268

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

$$

AUSTIN



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