Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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WHUS52 KTBW 201547

Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area Ruskin FL
1147 AM EDT TUE MAR 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a

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

* Until 115 PM EDT

* At 1145 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing
  waterspouts was located 29 nm northwest of Anclote Key, moving
  northeast at 55 knots. Additional strong storms along the cold
  front will also start to impact the area over the next hour and a

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

  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 Large hail could result in injury and damage to
           boats and vessels.

* Locations impacted include...
  Hernando Beach, Cedar Key, Aripeka, Yankeetown and Suwannee River.


Boaters should seek safe harbor immediately until this storm passes.
wind gusts 34 knots or greater, large hail, high waves, dangerous
lightning, and heavy rain are possible with this storm.

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


A tornado watch remains in effect until 700 PM EDT for northern and
west central Florida.

LAT...LON 2930 8309 2923 8299 2923 8292 2910 8270
      2905 8267 2843 8265 2843 8379 2852 8381
      2885 8405 2916 8354 2930 8316
TIME...MOT...LOC 1545Z 235DEG 53KT 2848 8330




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