Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
819 PM EDT SAT MAR 18 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...

* UNTIL 915 PM EDT

* AT 819 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED WEST OF TOPSAIL
  BEACH...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  10 MILE BOXCARS...LIBERTY SHIP...DALLAS ROCK...SOUTH MASONBORO
  ISLAND...BILLY MURRELL REEF...JOHNNY MERCER PIER...MASONBORO SEA
  BUOY...HARRIS REEF...10 MILE ROCKS...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...TOPSAIL
  BOXCARS...TOPSAIL TIRE REEF...RICH INLET...FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND...5
  MILE BOXCARS...TOPSAIL BEACH...NORTH MASONBORO ISLAND AND
  WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 3421 7724 3412 7740 3402 7751 3396 7756
      3409 7787 3416 7783 3428 7774 3438 7761
      3444 7752
TIME...MOT...LOC 0019Z 278DEG 35KT 3436 7778

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

$$

JDW


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