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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
634 AM EDT Fri May 17 2024

GMZ730-752-755-765-772-775-171215-
/O.CON.KTAE.MA.W.0094.000000T0000Z-240517T1215Z/
634 AM EDT Fri May 17 2024

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 AM EDT/715 AM
CDT/...

For the following areas...
Apalachee Bay or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach to Ochlockonee
River Fl out to 20 Nm...
Coastal Waters From  Ochlockonee River to Apalachicola FL out to 20
Nm...
Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola out 20 NM...
Coastal waters from  Suwannee River to Keaton Beach out 20 NM...
Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM...
Waters from Suwannee River to Apalachicola FL from 20 to 60 NM...

At 634 AM EDT/534 AM CDT/, severe thunderstorms capable of producing
waterspouts were located along a line extending from near O Tower to
24 nm southwest of S Tower, moving east at 50 knots.

HAZARD...Waterspouts and wind gusts in excess of 65 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 65 knots and suddenly higher
         waves. Boats could sustain catastrophic damage or capsize.
         Make sure all on board are wearing life jackets. Return to
         safe harbor if possible.

Locations impacted include...
Buckeye Reef, O Tower, K Tower, S Tower, V Tower, Empire Mica Wreck,
Horseshoe Beach, Apalachicola, C Tower, St George Island, and Marker
24 Barge.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2929 8317 2916 8354 2885 8405 2894 8412
      2863 8468 2859 8517 2872 8562 2980 8526
      2973 8525 2986 8486 2981 8480 2996 8449
      3010 8440 3016 8400 3004 8375 2969 8336
      2953 8334 2940 8313
TIME...MOT...LOC 1034Z 281DEG 48KT 2962 8468 2899 8492

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...65KTS

$$

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