Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
753 AM EDT FRI SEP 23 2016

AMZ250-231245-
753 AM EDT FRI SEP 23 2016

A MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...

AT 752 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A CLUSTER OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED OVER 5 MILE BOXCARS, AND ONLY SLOWLY
DRIFTING NORTH.

THE ENVIRONMENT IS SUITABLE FOR WATERSPOUT DEVELOPMENT TODAY. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE WATERSPOUTS WITH LITTLE NOTICE.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
5 MILE BOXCARS...10 MILE ROCKS...LIBERTY SHIP...HARRIS REEF...10 MILE
BOXCARS...MASONBORO SEA BUOY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION DURING THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE
HARBOR. HOWEVER IF YOU AREA 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 3420 7750 3403 7764 3403 7782 3410 7786
      3416 7783 3423 7778

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