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
1047 AM CST SUN DEC 17 2017

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Chandeleur Sound...
  Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island out 20
  NM...
  Mississippi Sound...

* Until 1145 AM CST

* At 1046 AM CST, severe thunderstorms capable of producing
  waterspouts were located along a line extending from Mississippi
  Sound south of Gulfport to near Cat Island to 15 nm southeast of
  Rigolets, moving northeast at 35 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...
  Ship Island, Cat Island, Mississippi Sound and Pascagoula.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Thunderstorms can produce sudden waterspouts. Waterspouts can easily
overturn boats and create locally hazardous seas. Seek safe harbor
immediately.

&&

LAT...LON 3042 8884 3042 8885 3034 8873 3037 8858
      3015 8870 2996 8945 3000 8944 3002 8941
      3000 8940 3004 8940 3004 8937 3024 8917
      3036 8910 3039 8886 3042 8897 3043 8885
TIME...MOT...LOC 1646Z 246DEG 34KT 3041 8902 3027 8911 3002 8939

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

$$

TD



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