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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
635 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2016

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
635 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  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...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 634 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...AND LARGE
  DESTRUCTIVE HAIL WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
  MARCO ISLAND TO 16 NM SOUTH OF CAPE ROMANO TO NEAR SHARK POINT TO
  EAST CAPE SABLE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 5 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...AND LARGE 
           DESTRUCTIVE HAIL. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY 
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL 
           DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS AND HAIL. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE 
           IN SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. 

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.
WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...HIGH WAVES...
DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

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WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>2.0IN
WIND...50KTS


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