Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
155 AM CDT SUN MAY 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM...
  WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 330 AM CDT

* AT 153 AM CDT...A CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS WERE
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 31 NM SOUTH OF FAREWELL BUOY
  TO 42 NM SOUTH OF GULF SHORES BEACH TO 32 NM SOUTH OF ORISKANY
  REEF...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 OIL RIGS.  MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A
           SECURE LOCATION. 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.

* STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 2992 8832 3005 8832 3000 8667 2939 8667
      2920 8796
TIME...MOT...LOC 0653Z 221DEG 19KT 2960 8815 2954 8768 2936 8742 2951
8713

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$


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