Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
242 PM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

ANZ632-634-636>638-654-301945-
242 PM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE
  CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM PARRAMORE ISLAND TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VA OUT
  20 NM...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
  BRIDGE-TUNNEL...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE...
  YORK RIVER...

AT 241 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR COBHAM
BAY TO NEAR LITTLE CREEK...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

INTENSE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3714 7678 3721 7657 3716 7655 3703 7641
      3709 7634 3711 7644 3716 7646 3721 7656
      3731 7625 3716 7584 3709 7589 3709 7593
      3679 7608 3682 7616 3687 7619 3691 7626
      3687 7636 3698 7669 3708 7672 3711 7679

$$

LSA



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