Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
207 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20
  NM...
  WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO 60
  NM...

* UNTIL 330 AM CST

* AT 205 AM CST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG
  WIND GUSTS AND WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
  FROM 32 NM SOUTHWEST OF MATAGORDA ISLAND 607 TO 34 NM SOUTHWEST OF
  EAST BREAKS 228...MOVING NORTH AT 35 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER. SMALL
           HAIL IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

  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...SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND
           HEAVY DOWNPOURS. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE
           JACKETS.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2752 9571 2740 9596 2734 9603 2767 9671
      2803 9682 2836 9640 2835 9640 2838 9638
      2766 9554
TIME...MOT...LOC 0805Z 186DEG 37KT 2769 9640 2730 9600

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

$$

GW



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