Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
917 AM AST FRI SEP 15 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  ATLANTIC WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND USVI FROM 10 NM TO 19.5N...
  CARIBBEAN WATERS OF PUERTO RICO FROM 10 NM TO 17N...
  COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN USVI AND CULEBRA OUT 10 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN USVI...VIEQUES...AND EASTERN PUERTO RICO
  OUT 10 NM...

* UNTIL 1045 AM AST

* AT 915 AM AST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER THE SURROUNDING WATERS OF ST JOHN,
  MOVING NORTHWESTWARD AT AROUND 10 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...SATELLITE IMAGERY 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.

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.

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 1792 6431 1820 6502 1833 6498 1834 6493
      1832 6492 1830 6488 1831 6487 1832 6487
      1832 6485 1834 6485 1836 6489 1837 6496
      1865 6487 1847 6444
TIME...MOT...LOC 1315Z 112DEG 0KT 1830 6460

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

$$

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