Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1131 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

AMZ250-200430-
1131 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...

AT 1131 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR 5 MILE BOXCARS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
5 MILE BOXCARS...DREDGE WRECK...10 MILE ROCKS...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...
10 MILE BOXCARS...BILLY MURRELL REEF...TOPSAIL BOXCARS...MASONBORO
SEA BUOY...FORT FISHER...KURE BEACH POINT...LIBERTY SHIP...HARRIS
REEF...DALLAS ROCK...TOPSAIL TIRE REEF...BUOY OFF CAROLINA BEACH...
SHEEPSHEAD ROCK...JOHNNY MERCER PIER...KURE BEACH...NORTH MASONBORO
ISLAND AND WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION DURING THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE
HARBOR. HOWEVER IF YOU ARE CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER...STAY BELOW DECK
IF POSSIBLE AND STAY AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS UNTIL THIS
STORM PASSES. MAKE SURE EVERYONE ON BOARD IS WEARING LIFE JACKETS.
THOSE REMAINING ON THE WATER CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...
LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

&&

LAT...LON 3422 7726 3402 7752 3390 7759 3376 7763
      3369 7769 3389 7796 3414 7784 3423 7778
      3434 7766 3444 7752

$$

JDW



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