Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
851 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

AMZ250-252-270-272-261345-
851 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE NC WATERS THROUGH 945 AM...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20
  NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC FROM 20 TO 40
  NM...
  WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

AT 846 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A CLUSTER OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THIS
CLUSTER IS BETWEEN 15 TO 30 NM OFF THE NC COAST BETWEEN WRIGHTSVILLE
BEACH AND CAPE FEAR...AND IS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WR2...RARITAN WRECK...CAPE FEAR KNUCKLE BUOY...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...
MOUNT DIRFY`S WRECK...FRYING PAN SHOALS BUOY AND WR4.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION DURING THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE
HARBOR. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER...STAY BELOW DECK
IF POSSIBLE AND STAY AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS UNTIL THIS
STORM PASSES. MAKE SURE EVERYONE ON BOARD IS WEARING LIFE JACKETS.
THOSE REMAINING ON THE WATER CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...
LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

&&

LAT...LON 3392 7705 3386 7719 3380 7726 3375 7729
      3338 7777 3352 7802 3425 7731 3397 7699

$$

DOUGH


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