Special Marine Warning issued September 16 at 7:58AM CDT expiring September 16 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS Brownsville TX

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a special marine warning for Waters from Port Mansfield TX to the Rio Grande River from 20 to 60 NM; Laguna Madre From The Arroyo Coloardo To 5 NM North Of Port Mansfield TX; Laguna Madre From the Port Of Brownsville to the Arroyo Colorado; Coastal waters from Port Mansfield TX to the Rio Grande River out 20 NM starting on 9/16/2018 5:58:00 AM. NWS estimates this event is ‘likely’ to happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to avoid the area. Move to safe harbor immediately as gusty winds and high waves are expected.

Map showing affected area for special marine warning
Map showing affected area for special marine warning

Read the full alert from NWS

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a

  • Special Marine Warning for:
    Coastal waters from Port Mansfield TX to the Rio Grande River out
    20 NM:
    Laguna Madre From The Arroyo Colorado To 5 NM North Of Port
    Mansfield TX
    Laguna Madre From the Port Of Brownsville to the Arroyo Colorado
    Waters from Port Mansfield TX to the Rio Grande River from 20 to 60
    NM:
  • Until 900 AM CDT.
  • At 758 AM CDT, strong thunderstorms were located along a line
    extending from 9 nm north of Laguna Vista to 8 nm east of Boca
    Chica Beach to 18 nm east of South Padre Island to 38 nm east of
    Port Isabel, moving northeast at 35 knots.

    HAZARD: Wind gusts 34 knots or greater.

    SOURCE: Radar.

    IMPACT: Small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and
    suddenly higher waves.

  • Locations impacted include:
    South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, Queen Isabella Causeway and Port
    Isabel.