Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
848 PM EDT MON JUL 6 2015

ANZ632-634-638-070145-
848 PM EDT MON JUL 6 2015

...LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE JAMES RIVER AND
LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE
  CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
  BRIDGE-TUNNEL...

AT 847 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 NEAR TUE
MARSHES LIGHT TO NEAR POQUOSON TO NEAR JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO 12 NM
SOUTHWEST OF MONITOR MERRIMACK BRIDGE TUNNEL...MOVING NORTH AT 45
KNOTS.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  TUE MARSHES LIGHT...POQUOSON AND YORK SPIT REEF AROUND 855 PM EDT.
  NEW POINT COMFORT AND DOMINION PIER AROUND 900 PM EDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 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 3696 7641 3702 7635 3702 7631 3700 7631
      3709 7627 3717 7635 3715 7641 3719 7639
      3731 7639 3730 7601 3725 7603 3724 7601
      3725 7600 3724 7600 3721 7601 3713 7597
      3692 7617 3697 7630 3691 7648 3700 7648

$$

JFOSTER



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