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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
232 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

AMZ610-171930-
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
232 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  LAKE OKEECHOBEE...

* UNTIL 330 PM EDT

* AT 231 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG
  WINDS UP TO 45 KNOTS AND WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR LIBERTY
  POINT...MOVING NORTH AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS...AND SMALL HAIL. 

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY 
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY 
           HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MOORE HAVEN...CALUSA...LIBERTY POINT...LAKE HARBOR...CLEWISTON AND
  BUCKHEAD RIDGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&


WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...49KTS


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