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
1128 AM CDT MON JUL 17 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  GALVESTON BAY...

* UNTIL 1145 AM CDT

* AT 1127 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED OVER NORTHWESTERN GALVESTON BAY JUST OFF THE COAST OF LA
  PORTE AND SILVAN BEACH. THE THUNDERSTORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

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

  SOURCE...PUBLIC.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN 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...
  NORTHWESTERN GALVESTON BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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

&&

LAT...LON 2966 9501 2968 9498 2961 9495 2960 9498
      2962 9500 2963 9502
TIME...MOT...LOC 1627Z 355DEG 5KT 2964 9500

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

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