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
628 PM EDT MON MAY 23 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD...

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 628 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 12 NM NORTHWEST OF
  BROOMES ISLAND...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...BOATERS IN SMALL CRAFT COULD BE THROWN OVERBOARD BY
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WINDS AND WAVES CAPSIZING THEIR VESSEL.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WESTMORELAND STATE PARK...
  U.S. 301 NICE MEMORIAL BRIDGE...
  POPES CREEK...
  COLTONS POINT...
  COBB ISLAND...
  MARYLAND POINT...
  SWAN POINT...
  POTOMAC CREEK...
  WICOMICO RIVER...
  PORT TOBACCO RIVER...
  MATHIAS POINT...
  NANJEMOY CREEK...
  FAIRVIEW BEACH...
  AND COLONIAL BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3843 7724 3839 7723 3846 7701 3834 7695
      3827 7684 3825 7673 3817 7677 3816 7684
      3821 7695 3823 7696 3826 7696 3827 7698
      3827 7700 3831 7703 3832 7703 3838 7706
      3833 7717 3833 7730 3839 7732
TIME...MOT...LOC 2228Z 047DEG 25KT 3852 7678

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

$$

DH


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