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
444 PM EDT Thu Sep 17 2020

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM...
  Coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20
  NM...
  Tampa Bay waters...
  Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM...

* Until 545 PM EDT.

* At 443 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from near Indian Rocks Beach to near Egmont Key, moving
  northeast at 35 knots.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts to 40 knots.

  SOURCE...Radar.

  IMPACT...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...
  D5 Reef, Clearwater Beach, Old Tampa Bay, Howard Frankland Bridge,
  Madeira Beach Reef, Tarpon Springs, Cockroach Bay, Treasure Island
  Reef, Anna Maria Island, Pass-A-Grille Channel, Indian Shore Reef,
  Saint Pete Beach Reef, Southwest Channel, Port Manatee Reef, Tampa
  Bay, Manatee 1 Mile Reef, Hillsborough Bay, D3 Reef, Johns Pass and
  Manatee 3 Mile North Reef.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to safe harbor until hazardous weather passes.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If caught on the
open water stay below deck if possible, keep away from ungrounded
metal objects.

&&

LAT...LON 2768 8245 2767 8246 2718 8311 2780 8338
      2820 8274 2818 8272 2814 8273 2808 8271
      2798 8250 2799 8244 2796 8239 2792 8237
TIME...MOT...LOC 2043Z 233DEG 37KT 2792 8288 2756 8280

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...40KTS

$$

TBW


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