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
640 PM EDT THU MAY 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

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

* Until 715 PM EDT.

* At 640 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing
  waterspouts was located over Tampa Bay, moving north at 15 knots.

  HAZARD...Waterspouts and wind gusts 34 knots or greater.

  SOURCE...Radar.

  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...
  Gandy Bridge, Old Tampa Bay, Howard Frankland Bridge, Tampa Bay,
  Cockroach Bay, Courtney Campbell Causeway and Dunedin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2766 8265 2806 8279 2807 8270 2799 8251
      2798 8248 2769 8246
TIME...MOT...LOC 2240Z 169DEG 30KT 2775 8258

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

$$

TBW



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