Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
319 PM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

AMZ158-212015-
319 PM EDT THU SEP 21 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  S OF CAPE LOOKOUT NC TO SURF CITY NC OUT TO 20 NM...

AT 318 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS AND SMALL HAIL. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR THE
VICINITY OF HIGHWAY 24-
17 BRIDGE TO NEAR MORGAN BAY TO THE VICINITY OF EMERALD ISLE BRIDGE
TO AR320...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 10 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ATLANTIC BEACH...THE CENTER OF BOGUE SOUND...SALTER PATH...AR342...
THE VICINITY OF PINE KNOLL SHORES...AR320...BOGUE INLET...
THE VICINITY OF HIGHWAY 24-17 BRIDGE...AR345...
THE VICINITY OF EMERALD ISLE BRIDGE...EMERALD ISLE...AR315...
MORGAN BAY...NEW RIVER INLET...THE TURNING BASIN...AR340...AR330...
STONES BAY...THE MOREHEAD CITY-
ATLANTIC BEACH BRIDGE AND THE VICINITY OF SNEADS FERRY BRIDGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

INTENSE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3453 7755 3455 7752 3472 7751 3482 7735
      3482 7733 3472 7724 3471 7699 3473 7666
      3445 7679 3441 7723 3443 7748

$$

JBM



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