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
246 PM AST SAT APR 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  ANEGADA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N...
  ATLANTIC WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND USVI FROM 10 NM TO 19.5N...
  CARIBBEAN WATERS OF PUERTO RICO FROM 10 NM TO 17N...
  COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN USVI AND CULEBRA OUT 10 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN USVI...VIEQUES...AND EASTERN PUERTO RICO
  OUT 10 NM...

* UNTIL 330 PM AST

* AT 244 PM AST...A CLUSTER OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS WAS MOVING
  SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN WATERS SOUTHEAST OF THE U.S.
  VIRGIN ISLANDS.

  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 THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS BUT VERY
  CLOSE TO THE COAST OF SAINT CROIX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

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

&&

LAT...LON 1770 6470 1776 6457 1776 6466 1775 6468
      1776 6469 1857 6455 1884 6407 1700 6409
      1700 6483
TIME...MOT...LOC 1844Z 245DEG 22KT 1740 6458

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

$$

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