Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
912 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

AMZ156-174-176-301415-
912 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER THE COASTAL WATERS OFF OF CAPE
LOOKOUT...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  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 FROMOCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

AT 911 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG
THUNDERSTORM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THIS
THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 20 NM EAST OF ATLAS TANKER...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 25 KNOTS.

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 THIS STORM PASSES.

INTENSE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN
WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL
OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3462 7524 3457 7536 3454 7559 3444 7577
      3438 7584 3463 7606 3489 7560 3489 7549
      3466 7517

$$

SGK



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