Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1000 PM CST THU JAN 19 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1045 PM CST

* AT 958 PM CST...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34 KNOTS WERE LOCATED
  ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR MID BAY BRIDGE TO 8 NM SOUTHEAST
  OF FORT WALTON LIBERTY SHIP REEF TO 7 NM SOUTH OF OKALOOSA DEEP
  WATER REEF TO 39 NM SOUTH OF ORISKANY REEF...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
  40 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN QUICKLY FORM AND CAPSIZE BOATS...DAMAGE
           VESSELS AND OIL RIGS.  MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE IN A
           SECURE LOCATION. EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
           KNOTS...SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES...FREQUENT LIGHTNING...AND
           HEAVY DOWNPOURS.  MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE
           JACKETS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SHALIMAR...EAST PASS AT DESTIN...MARY ESTHER...HIGHWAY 331
  BRIDGE...EAST CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY...MID BAY BRIDGE...FORT WALTON
  BEACH...OKALOOSA DEEP WATER REEF...FORT WALTON LIBERTY SHIP REEF
  AND OKALOOSA PIER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

LAT...LON 3037 8611 3043 8625 3043 8626 3042 8626
      3040 8623 3038 8650 2939 8652 2933 8712
      2994 8678 3036 8677 3040 8659 3040 8664
      3041 8669 3055 8650 3053 8640 3045 8639
      3050 8620 3048 8614 3047 8614
TIME...MOT...LOC 0358Z 238DEG 41KT 3050 8642 3019 8651 2985 8651 2938
8694

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

$$



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