Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1143 AM AST SUN AUG 20 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  ATLANTIC WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND USVI FROM 10 NM TO 19.5N...
  COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN USVI AND CULEBRA OUT 10 NM...

* UNTIL 115 PM AST

* AT 1140 AM AST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF CULEBRA. THE
  THUNDERSTORM WAS MOVING NORTHWEST AT AROUND 10 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY
           HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

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.

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 1890 6539 1834 6511 1832 6518 1833 6525
      1834 6526 1836 6544 1846 6562 1857 6562
      1856 6569 1858 6574 1863 6594
TIME...MOT...LOC 1540Z 126DEG 0KT 1842 6535

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

$$

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