Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
449 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  LAKE ERIE FROM RIPLEY TO THE SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
  THE UPPER NIAGARA RIVER AND BUFFALO HARBOR...

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 448 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR GRAND
  ISLAND TO 22 NM NORTHWEST OF RIPLEY...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WANAKAH...LAKE ERIE BEACH...WOODLAWN BEACH...STURGEON POINT...ATHOL
  SPRINGS...BAYVIEW...SMALL BOAT HARBOR AND SUNSET BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

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 4228 7973 4234 7982 4248 7986 4283 7894
      4288 7892 4283 7880 4275 7882 4268 7894
      4266 7901 4263 7902 4253 7912 4246 7932
      4236 7946 4228 7964
TIME...MOT...LOC 2048Z 316DEG 10KT 4297 7904 4260 8001

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

$$

REYNOLDS



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