Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
427 AM CST MON DEC 5 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL TX FROM 20 TO 60
  NM...
  WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 630 AM CST

* AT 425 AM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 7 NM SOUTHEAST OF GALVESTON A66...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS. ANOTHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED
  APPROXIMATELY 30 NM NORTHEAST OF PLATFORM KEMK... AND THIS
  THUNDERSTORM MAY ALSO MOVE INTO THE WARNING AND POSE A WATERSPOUT
  RISK.

  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. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN
           BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HIGH ISLAND A457...HIGH ISLAND A61...HIGH ISLAND A23...GALVESTON
  A8...HIGH ISLAND A80...HEALD BANK...HIGH ISLAND A109...TABS BUOY
  F...GALVESTON A66...GALVESTON A122...HIGH ISLAND A131...HIGH ISLAND
  A410...HIGH ISLAND A142 AND GALVESTON A156.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

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

&&

LAT...LON 2818 9460 2798 9487 2846 9500 2913 9423
      2853 9401
TIME...MOT...LOC 1025Z 224DEG 22KT 2831 9466

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

$$


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