Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
416 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

ANZ632-637-638-282115-
416 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE LOWER JAMES RIVER...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
  BRIDGE-TUNNEL...
  JAMES RIVER FROM JAMESTOWN TO THE JAMES RIVER BRIDGE...

AT 415 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...
CAPABLEOF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS
WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BURWELL BAY TO NEAR MONITOR
MERRIMACK BRIDGE TUNNEL TO 11 NM SOUTHWEST OF DOMINION PIER...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS.

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
  JAMES RIVER BRIDGE AROUND 440 PM EDT.
  MONITOR MERRIMACK BRIDGE TUNNEL AROUND 445 PM EDT.
  DOMINION PIER AROUND 450 PM EDT.
  SEWELLS POINT AROUND 505 PM EDT.
  HAMPTON FLATS AROUND 510 PM EDT.
  HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE TUNNEL...HAMPTON RIVER INLET...POQUOSON AND
  WILLOUGHBY BAY AROUND 515 PM EDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

LAT...LON 3719 7656 3716 7655 3703 7641 3709 7634
      3712 7637 3711 7644 3716 7646 3720 7654
      3723 7651 3703 7624 3700 7626 3698 7623
      3688 7620 3691 7626 3685 7639 3688 7652
      3695 7657 3694 7663 3706 7671

$$

WRS


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