Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
803 PM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CURRITUCK SOUND...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-NORTH CAROLINA
  BORDER OUT TO 20 NM...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 759 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS...
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER FROM 11 NM
  SOUTH OF LITTLE CREEK TO SANDBRIDGE...MOVING SOUTH AT 15 KNOTS.

* THESE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL PASS NEAR...
  RUDEE INLET...SANDBRIDGE AND VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DOPPLER RADAR HAS INDICATED SOME ROTATION WITH THESE STORMS.
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

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

THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...AND ALL MARINERS SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THESE STORMS.

&&

LAT...LON 3660 7606 3658 7600 3658 7599 3671 7597
      3674 7594 3688 7599 3689 7596 3689 7594
      3656 7583 3656 7584 3656 7587 3666 7591
      3656 7588 3655 7598 3657 7600 3655 7601
      3654 7603
TIME...MOT...LOC 0001Z 354DEG 15KT 3675 7621 3679 7591

$$

JFOSTER







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