Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1145 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA...
  TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH
  ISLAND...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA...

* UNTIL 1230 AM EDT

* AT 1144 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR SMITH POINT TO NEAR OCCOHANNOCK REEF...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY
           HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SOUTHWEST MIDDLE GROUNDS...
  DEAL ISLAND...
  POINT LOOKOUT...
  BIVALVE...
  SMITH ISLAND...
  TANGIER SOUND...
  NANTICOKE RIVER MOUTH...
  CRISFIELD...
  MOUTH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER...
  FISHING BAY...
  AND DEEP HOLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 3801 7646 3825 7607 3823 7606 3836 7599
      3835 7599 3833 7600 3823 7597 3835 7587
      3826 7592 3822 7582 3814 7596 3814 7581
      3807 7587 3806 7587 3806 7581 3808 7578
      3807 7578 3790 7591 3789 7624
TIME...MOT...LOC 0344Z 244DEG 48KT 3787 7619 3760 7595

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

$$

BAJ


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