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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
646 PM EDT WED MAY 18 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 730 PM EDT

* AT 645 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 29 NM EAST OF FLOYD'S WALL NORTHEAST...
  MOVING EAST AT 10 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...AND LARGE 
           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. LARGE HAIL COULD 
           RESULT IN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. 

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.
WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...LARGE HAIL...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS
LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. 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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