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show me 2017-02-18 16:53:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 1151 AM EST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 NM WEST OF ANCLOTE KEY TO 48 NM WEST OF INDIAN ROCKS BEACH...MOVING SOUTH AT 30 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-18 15:59:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 1058 AM EST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 50 NM WEST OF EGMONT KEY TO 69 NM SOUTHWEST OF LONGBOAT PASS...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-18 12:02:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 600 AM CST...THUNDERSTORM WERE LOCATED ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS. THERE HAVE REPORTS OF BRIEF WIND GUSTS NEAR 34 KNOTS WITH THIS AREA... EVEN AFTER THE STORMS HAVE PASSED.  
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show me 2017-02-18 11:30:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 529 AM CST...STRONG EASTERLY WINDS AT 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS WERE LOCATED OVER MOST OF THE MARINE AREA THIS MORNING IN THE WAKE OF AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING EASTWARD OVER THE NORTHERN GULF.  
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show me 2017-02-18 03:27:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 927 PM CST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 26 NM SOUTH OF TIMBALIER ISLAND TO 51 NM SOUTHEAST OF ISLE DERNIERS...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-18 02:50:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 850 PM CST...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 31 NM EAST OF SHIP SHOAL 198...OR 37 NM SOUTH OF ISLE DERNIERS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-18 01:56:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 756 PM CST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR HIGH ISLAND 22 TO NEAR HIGH ISLAND 116...MOVING EAST AT 15 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-18 01:48:00 UTC EXPIRED
severe thunderstorm
At 546 PM PST, NWS doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms moving through Laguna Beach and Irvine. This line of heavy rain and high wind will move across Orange County and into the Santa Ana foothills producing damaging winds. Winds will decrease rapidly after the storms move through.  
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show me 2017-02-18 01:43:00 UTC EXPIRED
severe thunderstorm
At 541 PM PST, National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. These storms were located along a line extending from 20 miles southwest of Laguna Beach to 40 miles southwest of Point Loma, and moving east at 25 mph. This intense line of heavy rain and high wind will move into coastal cities between 600 and 630 pm.  
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show me 2017-02-18 01:11:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 508 PM PST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SQUALL LINE WITH VERY STRONG AND DANGEROUS WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 30 NM WEST OF LA JOLLA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-18 00:51:00 UTC EXPIRED
severe thunderstorm
At 448 PM PST, NWS Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 65 mph. These storms were located along a line extending from Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach to offshore 20 miles west of San Clemente, and moving east at 15 mph.  
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show me 2017-02-18 00:17:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 413 PM PST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED INDICATED LINES OF STRONG STORM EXTENDING ACROSS THE INNER COASTAL WATERS FROM SANTA MONICA TO SAN MATEO POINT...WITH THE STRONGEST LINE EXTENDING ACROSS THE SAN PEDRO CHANNEL FROM CATALINA ISLAND TO THE PALOS VERDES PENINSULA. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ISOLATED WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 KNOTS WITH VERY DANGEROUS SEAS AND EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINFALL. CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE FAVORABLE FOR ISOLATED WATERSPOUTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 23:45:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 544 PM CST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM HIGH ISLAND TO 20 NM SOUTH OF GALVESTON...MOVING EAST AT 10 KNOTS. THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WINDS ABOVE 34 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 22:39:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 437 PM CST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG WINDS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS AND ISOLATED WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM EASTERN GALVESTON ISLAND TO 20 NM SOUTH OF SAN LUIS PASS...MOVING EAST AT 15 KNOTS. THESE STORMS WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE GALVESTON ANCHORING GROUNDS OFFSHORE.  
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show me 2017-02-17 21:39:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 338 PM CST...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED ALONG THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS GULF COAST... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 21:21:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 321 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS OVER 34 KNOTS AND WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER CHRISTMAS BAY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 18:52:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 1251 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 7 NM NORTHEAST OF GALVESTON A196...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 17:25:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 1125 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MATAGORDA ISLAND 557...MOVING NORTH AT 30 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 16:49:00 UTC EXPIRED
special marine
AT 1047 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER MATAGORDA ISLAND 557...MOVING NORTH AT 30 KNOTS.  
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show me 2017-02-17 16:37:00 UTC EXPIRED
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AT 1035 AM CST...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MATAGORDA ISLAND 557...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS.  
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  1. Warnings are delayed. If you are currently affected by severe storms, you should also be paying attention to a local source of information (tv, radio, etc), or have a weather radio, because information on this site can be delayed enough that it could cause you to lose valuable lead time.
  2. The map sometimes breaks in odd ways. At this time, I'm not sure of the actual cause, but every so often, the mapping software will basically lose track of the actual center of the map. It's most obvious when part of the map is black (it's not loading the background). Also, you may notice this bug when you zoom to a specific location or warning, and the map is not centered properly.
  3. How to fix: The easiest thing is to reload the page. Otherwise, you can try the following to get the map to fix itself:

    1. enter/exit fullscreen map mode
    2. resize the browser window (if a desktop)
    3. change the orientation of the screen (if a tablet/mobile device)
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  4. There is experimental voice notifications support. To my knowledge, this only works in the Chrome and Safari browsers. Chrome's default English voice will randomly stop with long text, so I've tried to break up the text into smaller chunks so this doesn't happen. However, this can lead to awkward pauses when it's speaking.
  5. There is now support for tracking custom locations. If you have voice notifications enabled, it will tell you which locations are impacted when it reads new warnings.
  6. Radar on the map will automatically refresh every 5 minutes.
  7. This page is under active development. And things tend to break. A lot. If you think something is wrong, you can reload the page. You can also use the normal severe weather map page which has the same data but does not automatically update.

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