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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area Ruskin FL
500 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

GMZ853-873-876-152109-
/O.CAN.KTBW.MA.W.0023.000000T0000Z-180415T2115Z/
500 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

...THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The affected areas were...
Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM...
Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM...
Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM...

The thunderstorms have  moved out of the warned area and no longer
poses a significant threat to boaters.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for west central
Florida.

LAT...LON 2617 8232 2621 8238 2692 8227 2705 8213
      2696 8201 2659 8201 2653 8194 2652 8189
      2633 8185
TIME...MOT...LOC 2059Z 227DEG 45KT 2705 8209 2614 8224

$$

GMZ836-856-152115-
/O.CON.KTBW.MA.W.0023.000000T0000Z-180415T2115Z/
500 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM EDT...

For the following areas...
Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound...
Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM...

At 459 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing waterspouts
were located along a line extending from 15 nm east of Englewood to
19 nm southwest of Sanibel, moving northeast at 45 knots.

HAZARD...Wind gusts 34 knots or greater and possible waterspouts.

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 34 knots, suddenly higher
         waves, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours. Make sure
         all on board are wearing life jackets

Locations impacted include...
Gasparilla Island, 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.

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

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for west central
Florida.

LAT...LON 2617 8232 2621 8238 2692 8227 2705 8213
      2696 8201 2659 8201 2653 8194 2652 8189
      2633 8185
TIME...MOT...LOC 2059Z 227DEG 45KT 2705 8209 2614 8224

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

$$

Norman



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