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
542 PM EDT MON JUL 25 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD MD...

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT

* AT 542 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 23 NM WEST OF KEY
  BRIDGE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND LARGE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...BOATERS COULD EASILY BE THROWN OVERBOARD BY SUDDENLY
           HIGHER WIND AND WAVES CAPSIZING THEIR VESSEL. BOATS COULD
           SUFFER SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS AND HAIL.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  TIDAL BASIN...
  GUNSTON HALL...
  MASON NECK STATE PARK...
  KEY BRIDGE...
  WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE...
  FORT HUNT...
  REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT...
  INDIAN HEAD...
  NATIONAL HARBOR...
  OCCOQUAN BAY...
  FORT WASHINGTON...
  AND ALEXANDRIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.
WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...LARGE HAIL...HIGH
WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
STORM.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MARYLAND...AND NORTHERN
VIRGINIA.

LAT...LON 3867 7724 3866 7722 3866 7719 3864 7720
      3864 7719 3865 7716 3870 7720 3873 7706
      3890 7708 3891 7705 3885 7700 3870 7700
      3867 7708 3862 7709 3857 7716 3863 7726
TIME...MOT...LOC 2142Z 301DEG 19KT 3895 7757

HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...50KTS

$$

HTS



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