Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
252 AM CDT WED MAY 24 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
  MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
  MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND
  LOUISIANA OUT 20 TO 60 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO PORT
  FOURCHON LOUISIANA FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 415 AM CDT

* AT 251 AM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 34 NM EAST OF
  PILOTTOWN TO 38 NM SOUTHEAST OF SOUTHWEST PASS OF MISSISSIPPI...
  MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS TO NEARLY 50 KNOTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND 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. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
           KNOTS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. BOATS COULD SUSTAIN
           DAMAGE OR CAPSIZE. MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING
           LIFE JACKETS. RETURN TO SAFE HARBOR IF POSSIBLE.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 2896 8796 2853 8812 2845 8817 2810 8858
      2803 8874 2798 8953 2854 8888 2911 8864
      2923 8798 2916 8794
TIME...MOT...LOC 0751Z 261DEG 26KT 2906 8859 2855 8881 2804 8940

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...49KTS

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