Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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000 WHUS51 KAKQ 212045 SMWAKQ ANZ633-212145- /O.NEW.KAKQ.MA.W.0018.150521T2045Z-150521T2145Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL MARINE WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA 445 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A * SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR... CURRITUCK SOUND... * UNTIL 545 PM EDT * AT 443 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO 40 KNOTS AND SMALL HAIL...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 11 NM WEST OF SANDBRIDGE TO 12 NM WEST OF DEAL ISLAND TO 16 NM WEST OF KNOTTS ISLAND BAY... MOVING EAST AT 10 KNOTS. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... KNOTTS ISLAND BAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OVER THE WATER...MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING... AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS. THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY. FREQUENT 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 3643 7593 3641 7599 3643 7600 3643 7597 3650 7604 3649 7610 3652 7602 3660 7606 3652 7596 3649 7599 3649 7590 3657 7592 3654 7597 3657 7599 3673 7595 3645 7587 3645 7589 3639 7584 TIME...MOT...LOC 2043Z 278DEG 11KT 3668 7616 3660 7614 3646 7622 $$ JFOSTER

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