Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
147 PM CDT FRI SEP 15 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM...
  PENSACOLA BAY AREA...

* UNTIL 245 PM CDT

* AT 145 PM CDT...SEVERAL WATERSPOUTS WERE REPORTED JUST OFFSHORE
  FROM PENSACOLA...NEAR PENSACOLA PASS...MOVING NORTH AT 10 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...MARINE WEATHER SPOTTER.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE VESSELS AND OIL
           RIGS.  MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A SECURE LOCATION.
           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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  NAVARRE BEACH...PENSACOLA BEACH...SOUTHERN PENSACOLA PASS...FORT
  WALTON LIBERTY SHIP REEF...GULF SHORES BEACH...PERDIDO PASS AND
  SOUTHERN WEST SANTA ROSA SOUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH SOME OF THE STORMS OFFSHORE. IF
CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY
FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3011 8767 3025 8771 3040 8686 3037 8650
      3005 8651
TIME...MOT...LOC 1845Z 198DEG 11KT 3028 8736

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

$$


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