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
444 PM CDT TUE AUG 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY  HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL TX OUT 20
  NM...
  MATAGORDA BAY...

* UNTIL 615 PM CDT

* AT 442 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
  THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...
  LOCATED FROM 10 MILES WEST OF PALACIOS TO NEAR MATAGORDA...MOVING
  SOUTH AT 35 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  COX BAY...MATAGORDA JETTY...BRAZOS 490...KELLER BAY...EAST
  MATAGORDA BAY...BRAZOS 400...PALACIOS BAY...MATAGORDA BAY...
  SOUTHEASTERN LAVACA BAY...CHOCOLATE BAY...MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL...
  BRAZOS 439...TABS BUOY W...MATAGORDA ISLAND 557 AND CARANCAHUA BAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...SMALL HAIL...
HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD
SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE.

&&

LAT...LON 2871 9650 2870 9643 2875 9645 2864 9632
      2873 9619 2858 9623 2873 9582 2874 9582
      2871 9574 2868 9578 2863 9547 2853 9532
      2814 9609 2839 9638 2843 9633 2851 9648
      2846 9659 2847 9658 2852 9649 2858 9664
TIME...MOT...LOC 2142Z 021DEG 9KT 2875 9645 2865 9614 2869 9590 2859
9558

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