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
1227 PM CDT TUE AUG 15 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...

* UNTIL 100 PM CDT

* AT 1227 PM CDT...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED
  NEAR ORLEANS MARINA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 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...
  THE MID POINT OF THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE...LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN/LAKE
  MAUREPAS AND ORLEANS MARINA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3009 8993 3004 9000 3004 9002 3005 9003
      3003 9004 3003 9010 3002 9013 3002 9015
      3003 9021 3005 9026 3005 9032 3009 9036
      3024 9010
TIME...MOT...LOC 1727Z 241DEG 17KT 3008 9018

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

$$

MJH



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