Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
448 PM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 447 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 47 NM SOUTHWEST OF EAST BREAKS 228...MOVING
  SOUTHWEST AT 15 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS...AND LARGE HAIL.

  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. LARGE HAIL COULD
           RESULT IN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.
WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS...LARGE HAIL...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

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 2708 9621 2700 9622 2680 9615 2659 9638
      2700 9694 2717 9670
TIME...MOT...LOC 2147Z 034DEG 17KT 2714 9618

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...40KTS

$$

CASTILLO



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