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
1115 PM EDT THU JUL 28 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 1215 AM EDT

* AT 1114 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER SMITH POINT...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATERS IN SMALL CRAFT COULD BE THROWN
           OVERBOARD BY SUDDENLY HIGHER WINDS AND WAVES CAPSIZING
           THEIR VESSEL.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SMITH ISLAND...
  CRISFIELD...
  TANGIER SOUND...
  MOUTH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER...
  AND SOUTHWEST MIDDLE GROUNDS.

LAT...LON 3795 7634 3797 7641 3799 7643 3810 7586
      3808 7588 3806 7587 3807 7585 3806 7581
      3808 7578 3802 7584 3804 7586 3803 7587
      3797 7590 3798 7586 3796 7586 3795 7589
      3792 7589 3790 7591 3789 7624
TIME...MOT...LOC 0314Z 268DEG 25KT 3788 7626

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

$$

MJM



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