Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1048 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016

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...
  WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 1215 AM EDT

* AT 1047 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SHEEPSHEAD
  ROCK...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  5 MILE BOXCARS...DREDGE WRECK...WR2...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...
  10 MILE BOXCARS...FORT FISHER...WR4...KURE BEACH POINT...
  WRECK 33...BUOY OFF CAROLINA BEACH...SHEEPSHEAD ROCK...
  KURE BEACH...MASONBORO SEA BUOY AND NORTH MASONBORO ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

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 3380 7726 3355 7736 3342 7744 3384 7796
      3391 7795 3418 7782 3390 7712
TIME...MOT...LOC 0247Z 292DEG 23KT 3392 7779

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

$$

JDW


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