Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1211 PM CDT MON AUG 22 2016

GMZ335-221745-
/O.CON.KHGX.MA.W.0172.000000T0000Z-160822T1745Z/
1211 PM CDT MON AUG 22 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 PM CDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
GALVESTON BAY...

AT 1208 PM CDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS STRETCHING FROM THE HOUSTON
SHIP CHANNEL TO SAN LEON ARE MOVING EAST NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
US COAST GUARD ALSO RELAYED A REPORT FROM 2 TUG BOATS THAT SPOTTED A
WATERSPOUT BETWEEN BAYPORT AND EAGLE POINT AT 1205 PM.

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.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
GALVESTON BAY...SCOTT BAY...TABBS BAY...BURNET BAY...MITCHELL BAY...
TRINITY BAY...UPPER SAN JACINTO BAY...EAGLE POINT...CRYSTAL BAY AND
BLACK DUCK BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2981 9505 2974 9501 2975 9500 2975 9499
      2970 9491 2967 9491 2979 9478 2959 9477
      2944 9493 2946 9497 2949 9495 2955 9504
      2960 9500 2964 9503 2967 9501 2970 9507
      2977 9512 2981 9511
TIME...MOT...LOC 1708Z 211DEG 18KT 2984 9525 2982 9507 2975 9502 2966
9501 2943 9501

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

$$


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