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
510 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound...
  Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM...

* Until 545 PM EDT

* At 509 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing
  waterspouts were located along a line extending from 17 nm east of
  Don Pedro Island to 14 nm south of Sanibel, moving east at 25
  knots.

  HAZARD...Waterspouts and wind gusts in excess of 50 knots.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Waterspouts can quickly form and 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 50 knots and
           suddenly higher waves. Boats could sustain significant
           damage or capsize. Make sure all on board are wearing
           life jackets. Return to safe harbor if possible.

* Locations impacted include...
  Captiva, Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to safe harbor immediately as gusty winds and high waves are
expected.

Thunderstorms can produce sudden waterspouts. Waterspouts can easily
overturn boats and create locally hazardous seas. Seek safe harbor
immediately.

&&

LAT...LON 2633 8184 2617 8232 2695 8215 2697 8201
      2690 8198 2659 8201 2652 8194 2652 8184
TIME...MOT...LOC 2109Z 273DEG 24KT 2692 8201 2620 8216

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

TBW


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