242  
WHUS52 KTAE 120359  
SMWTAE  
GMZ772-775-120500-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.MA.W.0018.180212T0359Z-180212T0500Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
1059 PM EST SUN FEB 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
WATERS FROM MEXICO BEACH TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM...  
WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM...  
 
* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST/1100 PM CST/  
 
* AT 1059 PM EST/959 PM CST/, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF  
PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 12 NM SOUTH OF EMPIRE MICA WRECK,  
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE  
VESSELS...AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. MAKE SURE ALL  
ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND WEARING LIFE  
JACKETS. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34  
KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND  
HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE  
JACKETS.  
 
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE  
EXPECTED.  
 
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY  
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR  
IMMEDIATELY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2859 8514 2861 8534 2866 8548 2872 8562  
2876 8578 2922 8523 2922 8498 2926 8478  
2859 8498  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0359Z 246DEG 26KT 2910 8536  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
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