Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
759 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

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759 AM EDT WED MAY 4 2016

A MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  COASTAL WATERS OFF THE TIP OF CAPE FEAR...

AT 757 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS
LOCATED 7 NM SOUTH OF CAPE FEAR SEA BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35
KNOTS. OTHER STRONG STORMS WERE MOVING THROUGH THE WATERS ABOUT 5 TO
10 MILES OFF THE TIP OF CAPE FEAR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION DURING THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE
HARBOR. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER...STAY BELOW DECK
IF POSSIBLE AND STAY AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS UNTIL THIS
STORM PASSES. MAKE SURE EVERYONE ON BOARD IS WEARING LIFE JACKETS.
THOSE REMAINING ON THE WATER CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...
LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

&&

LAT...LON 3380 7726 3360 7733 3324 7819 3381 7868
      3390 7837 3391 7825 3389 7802 3384 7796
      3418 7782 3434 7743 3396 7698

$$

RGZ


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