Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Miami FL
758 PM EDT TUE MAR 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Coastal waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL out 20 NM...
  Coastal waters from East Cape Sable to Chokoloskee FL out 20 NM...
  Waters from Chokoloskee to Bonita Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM...

* Until 845 PM EDT.

* At 758 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing
  waterspouts were located along a line extending from near
  Vanderbilt Beach to 8 nm southwest of Naples to 8 nm northwest of R
  Tower, moving east at 60 knots.

  HAZARD...Waterspouts, wind gusts to nearly 50 knots, and large


  IMPACT...Waterspouts can easily overturn boats and create locally
           hazardous seas. Small craft could be damaged in briefly
           higher winds and suddenly higher waves. Large hail could
           result in structural damage.

* Locations impacted include...
  Chokoloskee, Cape Romano Aquatic Preserve, Cape Romano, Naples,
  Vanderbilt Beach, Bonita Shores and Marco Island.


Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until these storms pass.
Wind gusts to nearly 50 knots, large hail, high waves, dangerous
lightning, and heavy rain are possible with these storms.

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

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

Report severe weather to the Coast Guard or the National Weather
Service. You can also share your report with NWS Miami on Facebook
and Twitter.


LAT...LON 2612 8227 2623 8216 2633 8182 2631 8176
      2609 8172 2604 8167 2596 8146 2592 8141
      2592 8136 2585 8123 2576 8117 2581 8219
      2590 8258
TIME...MOT...LOC 2358Z 268DEG 61KT 2621 8183 2602 8189 2591 8231



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