Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JUNEAU AK
524 PM AKDT MON MAY 18 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JUNEAU HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CROSS SOUND OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  CAPE DECISION TO CAPE EDGECUMBE OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  DIXON ENTRANCE TO CAPE DECISION OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  SOUTHERN CHATHAM STRAIT OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  SUMNER STRAIT OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  FREDERICK SOUND OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  STEPHENS PASSAGE OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  NORTHERN CHATHAM STRAIT OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  ICY STRAIT OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  SOUTHERN LYNN CANAL OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  SOUTHEAST ALASKA OUTSIDE WATERS FROM CAPE EDGECUMBE TO CAPE
  FAIRWEATHER OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  CLARENCE STRAIT OVER ALASKAN WATERS...
  INCLUDING ANGOON...AUKE BAY...BISHOP POINT...CAAMANO POINT...CAPE
  CROSS...CAPE DECISION...CAPE FANSHAW...CAPE FELIX...CAPE LYNCH...
  CAPE MUZON...CAPE NORTHUMBERLAND...CAPE OMMANEY...CRAIG...EDNA
  BAY...ELFIN COVE...EMMONS POINT...FRESHWATER BAY...GRINDALL
  ISLAND...HANUS POINT...HOLLIS...HYDABURG...JUNEAU-DOUGLAS BRIDGE...
  KAKE...KETCHIKAN HARBOR...KLAWOCK...LISANSKI POINT...METLAKATLA...
  NORTH CAPE...PELICAN...PETERSBURG HARBOR...POINT ASTLEY...POINT
  BAKER...POINT COUVERDEN...POINT FRANCIS...POINT GAMBIER...POINT
  GARDNER...POINT HOWE...POINT KAKUL...POINT NESBITT...POINT
  STANHOPE...POINT SULLIVAN...POINT SYKES...POINT VANDEPUT...POINT
  WARDE...POINT YOUNG...POP POINT...PORT ALEXANDER...PORT WALTER...
  SITKA HARBOR...TENAKEE SPRINGS...THORNE BAY...WINDY POINT...
  WRANGELL HARBOR AND YES BAY...

* UNTIL 715 PM AKDT

* AT 517 PM AKDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
MANY THUNDERSTORMS...POTENTIALLY PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR
GREATER OVER MOST OF THE INNER CHANNELS AND OFFSHORE COASTAL WATERS
OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING PRIMARILY
OVER LAND BUT ARE THEN DRIFTING SLOWLY TO THE NORTHWEST OVER WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WIND
AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE UNTIL THE
STORM PASSES.

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE.

&&

LAT...LON 5471 13203 5549 13253 5533 13273 5534 13275
      5579 13250 5611 13319 5562 13332 5470 13207
      5455 13313 5803 13702 5830 13425 5617 13192
      5560 13219 5552 13201 5594 13189 5597 13182
      5544 13176 5537 13166 5562 13137 5490 13069
TIME...MOT...LOC 0120Z 202DEG 2KT 5746 13465

$$

FRITSCH





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