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
217 PM EDT FRI SEP 30 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  S OF CAPE LOOKOUT NC TO SURF CITY NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  S OF OCRACOKE INLET NC TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE LOOKOUT  TO SURF CITY NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...
  WATERS FROM OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 315 PM EDT

* AT 216 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS AND WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.
  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 20 NM SOUTH
  OF ATLAS TANKER TO NEAR 14 BUOY TO 12 NM SOUTH OF AR345...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CAPE LOOKOUT...ATLANTIC BEACH...AR315...HARKERS ISLAND...BIG TEN
  FATHOM...R-8 BUOY...BEAUFORT...14 BUOY...ATLAS TANKER...THE
  VICINITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH BRIDGE...BEAUFORT INLET...AR340...THE
  VICINITY OF DAVIS...THE KNUCKLE BUOY...THE VICINITY OF EMERALD ISLE
  BRIDGE...THE CENTER OF BOGUE SOUND...EMERALD ISLE...AR345...THE
  TURNING BASIN AND AR320.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL
THESE STORMS PASS.

FREQUENT 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 3409 7613 3426 7654 3426 7707 3477 7708
      3479 7669 3484 7633 3458 7572
TIME...MOT...LOC 1816Z 208DEG 23KT 3419 7618 3432 7651 3432 7695

$$

JBM


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