Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
413 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  PAMLICO SOUND...
  S OF CAPE HATTERAS NC TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  S OF CAPE LOOKOUT NC TO SURF CITY NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  S OF OCRACOKE INLET NC TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE LOOKOUT  TO SURF CITY NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...
  WATERS FROM OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 515 AM EST

* AT 413 AM EST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 NM SOUTHEAST
  OF SWANQUARTER TO NEAR 14 BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY
           HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  DRUM INLET...HATTERAS INLET...OCRACOKE INLET...AR255...14 BUOY...
  PAMLICO SOUND...AR225...THE VICINITY OF CEDAR ISLAND...THE VICINITY
  OF ATLANTIC...HATTERAS VILLAGE...AR250...AR230...AR285...AR275...
  AR220...SWANQUARTER...ATLAS TANKER...OCRACOKE...THE CENTER OF THE
  PAMLICO SOUND AND CEDAR ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

LAT...LON 3543 7639 3545 7624 3542 7615 3547 7612
      3555 7558 3455 7554 3444 7576 3433 7590
      3414 7603 3403 7616 3395 7632 3392 7648
TIME...MOT...LOC 0913Z 205DEG 51KT 3528 7623 3425 7638

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

$$

SGK



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