873  
WHUS54 KMOB 121445  
SMWMOB  
GMZ675-121530-  
/O.NEW.KMOB.MA.W.0206.200812T1445Z-200812T1530Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL  
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA  
945 AM CDT WED AUG 12 2020  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
WATERS FROM OKALOOSA-WALTON COUNTY LINE TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO  
60 NM...  
 
* UNTIL 1030 AM CDT.  
 
* AT 942 AM CDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING  
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 10 NM SOUTHEAST OF ORISKANY REEF, OR 32 NM  
SOUTH OF MARY ESTHER. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS MOVING SOUTHEAST  
AT 5 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR.  
 
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.  
 
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY  
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR  
IMMEDIATELY.  
 
REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2995 8705 3002 8678 2976 8652 2962 8702  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1442Z 339DEG 4KT 2990 8689  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
TD  
 
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