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
1114 PM AST WED AUG 24 2016

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...

* UNTIL 115 AM AST

* AT 1110 PM AST...A LINE WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF
  PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
  LOCAL ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WATERS. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS NEARLY
  STATIONARY.

  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.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 1889 6800 1922 6798 1950 6800 1951 6663
      1915 6702
TIME...MOT...LOC 0310Z 240DEG 0KT 1921 6760

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

$$

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