Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
818 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO
  PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA OUT 20 NM...

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 818 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR SOUTHWEST PASS OF MISSISSIPPI...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...AND CREATE SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.
           MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION AND
           WEARING LIFE JACKETS. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
           KNOTS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. BOATS COULD SUSTAIN
           DAMAGE OR CAPSIZE. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING
           LIFE JACKETS. RETURN TO SAFE HARBOR IF POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SOUTHWEST PASS OF MISSISSIPPI.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2892 8981 2911 8924 2912 8924 2912 8923
      2916 8915 2911 8908 2915 8912 2917 8911
      2915 8908 2918 8909 2922 8897 2889 8879
      2860 8951
TIME...MOT...LOC 0118Z 244DEG 22KT 2886 8938

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

$$



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