640  
WHUS54 KBRO 152038  
SMWBRO  
GMZ170-175-152245-  
/O.NEW.KBRO.MA.W.0031.171015T2038Z-171015T2245Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX  
338 PM CDT SUN OCT 15 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD TX FROM 20 TO 60 NM...  
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TX TO THE RIO GRANDE RIVER FROM 20 TO 60  
NM...  
 
* UNTIL 545 PM CDT  
 
* AT 338 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING  
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 57 NM EAST OF LAGUNA MADRE...MOVING  
SOUTHWEST AT 15 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR 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.  
 
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE  
EXPECTED.  
 
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 THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2596 9676 2607 9675 2638 9663 2682 9616  
2622 9600 2596 9601  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2038Z 046DEG 17KT 2662 9621  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
TOMASELLI  
 
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