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
1040 AM CST MON JAN 22 2018

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Coastal Waters from Boothville LA to Southwest Pass of the
  Mississippi River out 20 nm...
  Coastal Waters from Stake Island LA to Southwest Pass of the
  Mississippi River from 20 to 60 nm...
  Coastal waters from the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River to
  Port Fourchon Louisiana out 20 NM...

* Until 1215 PM CST

* At 1040 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing
  waterspouts was located near Southwest Pass Of the Mississippi
  River, moving east at 30 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...
  Southwest Pass Of the Mississippi River.

LAT...LON 2870 8865 2860 8951 2886 8981 2920 8954
      2911 8939 2911 8938 2916 8942 2917 8942
      2920 8933 2913 8926 2918 8913 2926 8916
      2926 8918 2919 8927 2920 8927 2926 8924
      2938 8869 2925 8860
TIME...MOT...LOC 1640Z 253DEG 28KT 2905 8941

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

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