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
212 PM EDT FRI JUL 28 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD...
  CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER...
  EASTERN BAY...

* UNTIL 345 PM EDT

* AT 211 PM EDT...A THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
  WAS LOCATED NEAR CHESAPEAKE BEACH...MOVING EAST AT 10 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...
  CHOPTANK RIVER...
  TILGHMAN ISLAND...
  BLACKWALNUT POINT...
  CHESAPEAKE BEACH...
  DARES BEACH...
  JAMES ISLAND...
  KNAPPS NARROWS BRIDGE...
  NORTH BEACH...
  AND TAYLORS ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 3863 7629 3857 7631 3853 7620 3850 7633
      3843 7630 3852 7653 3870 7655 3874 7633
      3867 7634 3876 7632 3878 7634 3878 7628
      3875 7630 3871 7627 3873 7627 3876 7623
      3868 7621 3869 7619 3860 7605
TIME...MOT...LOC 1811Z 292DEG 9KT 3868 7667

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

$$

DH


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