Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
821 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM

* UNTIL 915 PM EDT

* AT 816 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  STRONG THUNDERSTORM NEAR WILMINGTON. AN ARC OF STRONG OUTFLOW
  WINDS PRECEDING THE STORM WILL MOVE OFF THE COAST
  SHORTLY...PRODUCING MAINLY NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 30 TO 40 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...
   TOPSAIL BEACH...
   FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND...
   WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...
   MASONBORO ISLAND...
   CAROLINA BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT WIND SHIFT AND
SUDDEN INCREASE IN WIND SPEED. THE CHANGE IN WIND WILL CREATE A
PERIOD OF HAZARDOUS NAVIGATION CONDITIONS. SECURE ALL GEAR ON YOUR
BOAT AND INSTRUCT YOUR CREW TO PUT ON THEIR LIFE JACKETS. IF POSSIBLE
SEEK SAFE HARBOR.

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

&&

PLEASE REPORT ANY SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
WILMINGTON NC...TOLL FREE AT 800-697-3901...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO
SAFELY.

LAT...LON 3444 7751 3421 7725 3419 7727 3413 7740
      3398 7757 3396 7793 3414 7786 3422 7780
      3429 7774 3444 7753
TIME...MOT...LOC 0019Z 325DEG 27KT 3432 7787

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