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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
435 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
435 PM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  WATERS FROM HALLANDALE TO OCEAN REEF FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM EXCLUDING
  THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF BAHAMAS...

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

* AT 435 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 48 NM EAST OF MIAMI BEACH TO 15 NM SOUTHEAST OF
  TRIUMPH REEF...MOVING EAST AT 20 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER AND SMALL HAIL. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND 
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. 

* STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&


HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS


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