Marine Weather Statement
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FZUS72 KTBW 231700
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA RUSKIN FL
100 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

GMZ853-873-231800-
100 PM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM...

AT 1259 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A WATERSPOUT AND WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THIS
THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 17 NM WEST OF INDIAN ROCKS BEACH...MOVING
EAST AT 20 KNOTS.

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.

THIS IS A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WINDS TO AROUND 30
KNOTS...AND COULD POSE A SERIOUS HAZARD FOR BOATERS. A SPECIAL
MARINE WARNING MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED. BOATERS SHOULD CONSIDER
HEADING FOR SHORE BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVES.

INTENSE 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 2808 8303 2807 8273 2801 8273 2785 8277
      2782 8276 2780 8277 2782 8278 2782 8279
      2784 8283 2782 8280 2774 8272 2775 8274
      2775 8275 2774 8273 2773 8274 2773 8277
      2770 8329 2804 8329

$$

MCKAUGHAN


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