Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
649 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

ANZ533-541-272345-
649 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

A MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD...
  CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER...

AT 648 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS
LOCATED OVER GOOSES REEF BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
  JAMES ISLAND AROUND 655 PM EDT.
  SHARPS ISLAND LIGHT AROUND 705 PM EDT.
  BLACKWALNUT POINT AND TILGHMAN ISLAND AROUND 710 PM EDT.
  CHOPTANK RIVER AND KNAPPS NARROWS BRIDGE AROUND 715 PM EDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3863 7629 3859 7626 3857 7631 3853 7620
      3853 7622 3852 7622 3853 7623 3849 7633
      3836 7624 3832 7642 3839 7638 3850 7651
      3872 7653 3874 7633 3867 7634 3876 7623
      3868 7621 3860 7605

$$

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