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
1247 PM AST SAT APR 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CARIBBEAN WATERS SOUTHEAST OF PUERTO RICO FROM 10 NM TO 17N...
  COASTAL WATERS BETWEEN PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...

* UNTIL 245 PM AST

* AT 1245 PM AST...A CLUSTER OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS WAS MOVING
  SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN WATERS SOUTHEAST OF PUERTO
  RICO AND THE COASTAL WATERS BETWEEN PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S.
  VIRGIN ISLANDS.

  HAZARD...TORRENTIAL RAINFALL...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...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.

* THE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS BUT VERY
  CLOSE TO THE COAST OF SAINT CROIX.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 1700 6624 1825 6558 1924 6556 1922 6400
      1700 6401
TIME...MOT...LOC 1645Z 232DEG 16KT 1764 6503

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

$$

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