Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
352 PM EDT WED AUG 23 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
  BRIDGE-TUNNEL...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE...

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 352 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM BURWELL BAY TO 19 NM SOUTHWEST OF JAMES RIVER
  BRIDGE...MOVING EAST AT 40 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  HAMPTON RIVER INLET...JAMES RIVER BRIDGE...HAMPTON FLATS...MONITOR
  MERRIMACK BRIDGE TUNNEL...WILLOUGHBY BAY...SEWELLS POINT...BURWELL
  BAY AND DOMINION PIER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

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 3713 7661 3708 7647 3703 7641 3706 7638
      3703 7630 3701 7630 3700 7631 3700 7632
      3697 7630 3696 7627 3687 7635 3685 7639
      3688 7652 3695 7657 3694 7661 3695 7666
      3701 7668 3706 7672 3707 7671
TIME...MOT...LOC 1952Z 281DEG 43KT 3707 7667 3684 7685

HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

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