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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
1047 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

AMZ610-180345-
/O.NEW.KMFL.MA.W.0156.160518T0247Z-160518T0345Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1047 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 1145 PM EDT

* AT 1047 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM BUCKHEAD RIDGE TO 13 NM SOUTH OF MOORE HAVEN...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. 

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

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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