Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1133 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20
  NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20
  NM...
  WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC FROM 20 TO 40
  NM...

* UNTIL 1215 AM EST

* AT 1132 PM EST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR LITTLE RIVER OFFSHORE REEF...MOVING
  NORTH AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.

  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...
  SHALLOTTE RIVER INLET SEA BUOY...HOLDEN BEACH AND OCEAN ISLE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3356 7834 3356 7843 3388 7845 3390 7839
      3391 7831 3391 7824
TIME...MOT...LOC 0432Z 185DEG 31KT 3368 7838

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...40KTS

$$

SGL



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