Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
727 PM EDT MON AUG 21 2017

ANZ536-537-220000-
/O.CON.KLWX.MA.W.0248.000000T0000Z-170822T0000Z/
727 PM EDT MON AUG 21 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA...
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD...

AT 727 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER U.S. 301 NICE MEMORIAL BRIDGE...MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 5 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...AND SMALL
         HAIL.

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...
COBB ISLAND...
SWAN POINT...
MATHIAS POINT...
U.S. 301 NICE MEMORIAL BRIDGE...
WESTMORELAND STATE PARK...
WICOMICO RIVER...
NANJEMOY CREEK...
POPES CREEK...
AND COLONIAL BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3838 7715 3844 7700 3835 7696 3827 7684
      3826 7677 3817 7676 3816 7684 3821 7695
      3826 7696 3827 7698 3827 7700 3838 7706
      3838 7707 3835 7712
TIME...MOT...LOC 2327Z 332DEG 6KT 3836 7701

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

LFR



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