Saturday, January 7, 2017

SPECIAL MARINE WARNING

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA RUSKIN FL
313 AM EST SAT JAN 7 2017

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...
  WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 415 AM EST

* AT 312 AM EST...A PAIR OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED 16 NM SOUTHWEST OF LONGBOAT
  PASS...MOVING EAST AT 20 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  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...
  NEW PASS...SARASOTA BAY HART REEF...MANATEE 7 MILE SOUTH REEF...
  MANATEE 1 MILE REEF...SARASOTA BAY REEF...MANATEE NEARSHORE REEF...
  LONGBOAT PASS...D5 REEF...MANATEE 3 MILE NORTH REEF...M1 REEF...BIG
  SARASOTA PASS...D4 REEF...M3 REEF...D2 REEF...LONGBOAT KEY...M4
  REEF...BOB JOHNSON REEF...D3 REEF...MANATEE 3 MILE SOUTH REEF AND
  ANNA MARIA ISLAND.

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.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 AM EST FOR WEST CENTRAL
FLORIDA.

LAT...LON 2713 8320 2730 8322 2756 8270 2746 8257
      2731 8247
TIME...MOT...LOC 0812Z 249DEG 22KT 2732 8297

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

$$

AUSTIN





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