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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
614 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2016

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614 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
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...

AT 613 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS...DANGEROUS WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...AND
LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
MARCO ISLAND TO 14 NM SOUTH OF CAPE ROMANO TO NEAR SHARK POINT TO
EAST CAPE SABLE...MOVING SOUTH AT 20 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
EAST CAPE SABLE...MARCO ISLAND...CAPE ROMANO AQUATIC PRESERVE...
CHOKOLOSKEE...NAPLES...NORTHWEST CAPE SABLE...CAPE ROMANO...BIG LOSTMANS
BAY...SHARK POINT...HIGHLAND POINT...MIDDLE CAPE SABLE...WHITEWATER BAY
AND CHEVELIER BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS
AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE UNTIL
THESE STORMS PASS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. 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 NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE.

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