Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
517 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

AMZ250-252-212215-
517 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

...LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH TO SOUTHPORT OUT 20 NM...

AT 516 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MASBONBORO
ISLAND TO NEAR LONG BEACH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
5 MILE BOXCARS...DREDGE WRECK...10 MILE ROCKS...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...
10 MILE BOXCARS...MASONBORO SEA BUOY...FORT FISHER...KURE BEACH
POINT...LIBERTY SHIP...HARRIS REEF...KURE BEACH...BUOY OFF CAROLINA
BEACH...SHEEPSHEAD ROCK...JOHNNY MERCER PIER...SOUTH MASONBORO
ISLAND...CAROLINA BEACH...WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...CASWELL BEACH AND
BALD HEAD ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION DURING THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE
HARBOR. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER...STAY BELOW DECK
IF POSSIBLE AND STAY AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS UNTIL THESE
STORMS PASS. 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 3412 7740 3398 7755 3380 7762 3370 7780
      3391 7821 3391 7814 3389 7802 3388 7802
      3388 7800 3386 7801 3384 7796 3391 7795
      3407 7788 3423 7778

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