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
552 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 630 PM CST

* AT 551 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 9 NM NORTHWEST OF KENNER...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.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CST FOR SOUTHEASTERN
LOUISIANA.

LAT...LON 3038 9018 3035 9006 3033 9004 3030 8999
      3006 9039 3007 9040 3012 9043 3018 9043
      3039 9019
TIME...MOT...LOC 2351Z 229DEG 34KT 3010 9038

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

$$


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