Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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FZUS72 KILM 090015
MWSILM

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
715 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

AMZ250-252-270-272-090145-
715 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...ABRUPT WIND SHIFT APPROACHING THE WATERS OFF CAPE FEAR...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20
  NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC FROM 20 TO 40
  NM...
  WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

AT 714 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN ABRUPT WIND SHIFT. THE
WIND SHIFT WAS LOCATED NEAR HOLDEN BEACH...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.
WINDS WILL VEER QUICKLY FROM SOUTH TO WEST...AND GUST UP TO 30
KNOTS WITHIN THIS WIND SHIFT.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
RARITAN WRECK...10 MILE ROCKS...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...10 MILE BOXCARS...
FRYING PAN SHOALS BUOY...TOPSAIL BOXCARS...CAPE FEAR SEA BUOY...KURE
BEACH POINT...SHALLOTTE RIVER INLET SEA BUOY...NORTH MASONBORO ISLAND...
DALLAS ROCK...TOPSAIL TIRE REEF...BUOY OFF CAROLINA BEACH...5 MILE
BOXCARS...DREDGE WRECK...WR2...CAPE FEAR KNUCKLE BUOY...MOUNT DIRFY`S
WRECK...BALD HEAD ISLAND AND BILLY MURRELL REEF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN ABRUPT WIND SHIFT CAN BE HAZARDOUS FOR BOATERS. SEAS CAN QUICKLY
BECOME CHOPPY. SECURE ANY LOOSE GEAR AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE ON BOARD
IS WEARING A PROPERLY FITTED LIFE JACKET.

&&

LAT...LON 3416 7719 3324 7782 3385 7854 3390 7837
      3391 7816 3389 7802 3384 7796 3417 7783
      3431 7770 3444 7752

$$

JDW


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