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
1110 AM CDT SUN OCT 22 2017

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...
  MATAGORDA 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 1245 PM CDT

* AT 1110 AM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR HIGH ISLAND A457 TO NEAR BRAZOS A85...MOVING
  SOUTH AT 40 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN HIGH
           WINDS. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HEALD BANK...GALVESTON A122...TABS BUOY F...MATAGORDA SHIP
  CHANNEL...TABS BUOY B...BRAZOS 439...MATAGORDA ISLAND 557...
  PALACIOS BAY...GALVESTON 282...HIGH ISLAND 157...TABS BUOY W...
  GALVESTON CAUSEWAY...HIGH ISLAND A131...HIGH ISLAND A179...HIGH
  ISLAND 63...HIGH ISLAND A410...BASTROP BAY...BRAZOS B133...
  CHRISTMAS BAY AND CRYSTAL BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

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 2870 9667 2872 9665 2860 9644 2857 9649
      2857 9648 2878 9614 2875 9613 2861 9620
      2891 9538 2889 9537 2922 9522 2920 9509
      2933 9491 2981 9511 2967 9491 2980 9472
      2954 9474 2956 9438 2853 9401 2766 9554
TIME...MOT...LOC 1610Z 352DEG 39KT 2827 9451 2792 9548

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

HATHAWAY


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