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

AMZ670-671-181030-
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
453 AM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  WATERS FROM DEERFIELD BEACH TO MIAMI BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM
  EXCLUDING THE TERRITORIAL WATERS OF BAHAMAS...
  WATERS FROM JUPITER INLET TO DEERFIELD BEACH FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 630 AM EDT

* AT 452 AM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 41 NM EAST OF
  PALM BEACH TO 36 NM EAST OF HALLANDALE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20
  KNOTS.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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


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