Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
156 AM EST WED DEC 6 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD...
  CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER...
  PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD...
  TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH
  ISLAND...
  TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA...

* UNTIL 400 AM EST

* AT 155 AM EST...A GUST FRONT WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
  FROM MATAPEAKE TO SMALLWOOD STATE PARK...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...BOATERS IN SMALL CRAFT COULD BE THROWN OVERBOARD BY
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WINDS AND WAVES CAPSIZING THEIR VESSEL.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  CHOPTANK RIVER...
  HOOPER ISLAND LIGHT...
  SMITH ISLAND...
  BLACKWALNUT POINT...
  MOUTH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER...
  DEEP HOLE...
  NANTICOKE RIVER MOUTH...
  SOUTHWEST MIDDLE GROUNDS...
  EWELL...
  POINT LOOKOUT...
  TANGIER SOUND...
  TAYLORS ISLAND...
  COLES POINT...
  HONGA RIVER...
  SAINT GEORGE ISLAND...
  POINT NO POINT...
  JAMES ISLAND...
  THE TARGETS...
  BIVALVE...
  AND RICHLAND POINT BUOY.

LAT...LON 3825 7685 3826 7686 3807 7633 3808 7633
      3828 7640 3873 7640 3867 7634 3875 7631
      3860 7605 3863 7629 3837 7628 3822 7604
      3836 7586 3814 7596 3806 7579 3798 7599
      3804 7603 3797 7602 3798 7603 3789 7624
TIME...MOT...LOC 0655Z 287DEG 28KT 3895 7639 3853 7719

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

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DHOF



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