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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
301 AM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
301 AM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CHOKOLOSKEE TO MARCO ISLAND FL OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FL OUT 20 NM...

* UNTIL 430 AM EDT

* AT 259 AM EDT...A CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 28 NM SOUTHWEST OF CAPE
  ROMANO...OR 32 NM SOUTH OF MARCO ISLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35
  KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER. 

  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...
  CAPE ROMANO AQUATIC PRESERVE...CHOKOLOSKEE...SHARK POINT...HIGHLAND
  POINT AND CHEVELIER BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE 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...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS


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