972  
WHUS52 KTBW 232058  
SMWTBW  
GMZ830-853-232145-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.MA.W.0141.171023T2058Z-171023T2145Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA RUSKIN FL  
458 PM EDT MON OCT 23 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM...  
TAMPA BAY WATERS...  
 
* UNTIL 545 PM EDT  
 
* AT 458 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING  
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 9 NM WEST OF INDIAN ROCKS BEACH...MOVING  
NORTHEAST AT 20 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  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
TREASURE ISLAND REEF...CLEARWATER PASS...CLEARWATER BEACH...INDIAN  
SHORE REEF...MADEIRA BEACH REEF...PASS-A-GRILLE REEF...INDIAN ROCKS  
BEACH AND DUNEDIN.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.  
 
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY  
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR  
IMMEDIATELY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2764 8300 2786 8314 2813 8288 2788 8270  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2058Z 233DEG 18KT 2784 8302  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
TBW  
 
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