Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
824 AM CST MON FEB 20 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...
  WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TX TO THE RIO GRANDE RIVER FROM 20 TO 60
  NM...

* UNTIL 930 AM CST

* AT 823 AM CST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 45 NM NORTHEAST OF BOCA CHICA BEACH TO 34 NM EAST OF
  SOUTH PADRE ISLAND...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* 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 2596 9663 2659 9646 2666 9611 2621 9600
      2610 9599 2596 9600
TIME...MOT...LOC 1423Z 264DEG 29KT 2653 9640 2595 9656

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...40KTS

$$

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