Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
606 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  ALBEMARLE SOUND...
  S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC TO OREGON INLET NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC FROM 20 TO 40
  NM...

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 606 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER THE CENTER OF CROATAN SOUND...MOVING
  EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS...AND SMALL HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY
           HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  NAGS HEAD...AR140...AR130...THE CENTER OF ROANOKE SOUND...THE
  CENTER OF CROATAN SOUND...AR145 AND KILL DEVIL HILLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3577 7578 3593 7580 3619 7513 3594 7502
TIME...MOT...LOC 2206Z 250DEG 28KT 3589 7573

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...40KTS

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