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
808 AM CDT SUN JUL 17 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT TX OUT 20 NM...
  GALVESTON BAY...

* UNTIL 830 AM CDT

* AT 806 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING 2 WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED NEAR GALVESTON 221...ABOUT 7 MILES OFF THE
  GALVESTON COASTLINE... MOVING NORTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...SPOTTER 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.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  GALVESTON SHIP CHANNEL...OFFATTS BAYOU...GALVESTON CAUSEWAY...EAGLE
  POINT...THE TEXAS CITY DIKE...GALVESTON PIER 21...NORTHEASTERN WEST
  BAY AND SOUTHERN GALVESTON BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2951 9493 2917 9467 2909 9481 2924 9503
      2933 9495 2933 9491 2943 9491 2946 9497
      2948 9497
TIME...MOT...LOC 1306Z 138DEG 11KT 2917 9480

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

$$


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