Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
238 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD MD...

* UNTIL 415 PM EST

* AT 238 PM EST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR AQUIA
  CREEK... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND LARGE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...BOATERS COULD EASILY BE THROWN OVERBOARD BY SUDDENLY
           HIGHER WIND AND WAVES CAPSIZING THEIR VESSEL. BOATS COULD
           SUFFER SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS AND HAIL.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  POTOMAC CREEK...
  WIDEWATER...
  MARYLAND POINT...
  NANJEMOY CREEK...
  LEESYLVANIA STATE PARK...
  PORT TOBACCO RIVER...
  QUANTICO...
  GUNSTON HALL...
  MATHIAS POINT...
  MASON NECK STATE PARK...
  INDIAN HEAD...
  OCCOQUAN BAY...
  POPES CREEK...
  BRENT POINT...
  SMALLWOOD STATE PARK...
  AND FAIRVIEW BEACH.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EST FOR
SOUTHERN MARYLAND...AND NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

LAT...LON 3849 7733 3862 7726 3866 7720 3864 7719
      3865 7716 3867 7718 3867 7709 3862 7709
      3851 7725 3839 7723 3846 7700 3839 7698
      3836 7705 3838 7706 3833 7717 3833 7730
      3841 7733
TIME...MOT...LOC 1938Z 235DEG 44KT 3842 7742

HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...50KTS

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