Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1143 AM CST SAT DEC 3 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL TX OUT 20
  NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT TX OUT 20 NM...
  GALVESTON BAY...
  WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL TX FROM 20 TO 60
  NM...
  WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 145 PM CST

* AT 1142 AM CST...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING ISOLATED WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
  KNOTS WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 NM EAST OF
  TRINITY BAY TO 6 NM SOUTH OF GALVESTON 344...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
  15 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...AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.
           MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND
           WEARING LIFE JACKETS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN
           BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  DRUM BAY...GALVESTON 256...BUOY 42035...WEST BAY...GALVESTON 344...
  THE TEXAS CITY DIKE...GALVESTON 150...CHRISTMAS BAY...TRINITY
  BAY...HIGH ISLAND 157...GALVESTON 221...HIGH ISLAND A179...OFFATTS
  BAYOU...EAGLE POINT...GALVESTON BAY ENTRANCE...SMITH POINT...
  GALVESTON 317...GALVESTON SHIP CHANNEL...SURFSIDE JETTY AND HIGH
  ISLAND 63.

LAT...LON 2980 9472 2977 9468 2965 9468 2954 9474
      2959 9457 2956 9451 2957 9445 2954 9446
      2956 9438 2908 9421 2866 9490 2847 9547
      2881 9540 2916 9517 2922 9517 2920 9509
      2932 9491 2943 9491 2951 9500 2973 9486
TIME...MOT...LOC 1742Z 302DEG 15KT 2971 9458 2862 9523

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

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