Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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FZUS72 KILM 272058
MWSILM

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
458 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

AMZ250-252-270-272-272200-
458 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20
  NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC FROM 20 TO 40
  NM...
  WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

AT 455 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS... CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS AND SMALL
HAIL. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED FROM TOPSAIL BEACH...TO
CAPE FEAR SEA BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FRYING PAN SHOALS LIGHT TOWER...RARITAN WRECK...10 MILE ROCKS...
SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...10 MILE BOXCARS...TOPSAIL BOXCARS...CAPE FEAR SEA
BUOY...FORT FISHER...KURE BEACH POINT...WRECK 33...NORTH MASONBORO
ISLAND...DALLAS ROCK...TOPSAIL TIRE REEF...BUOY OFF CAROLINA BEACH...
5 MILE BOXCARS...DREDGE WRECK...WR2...CAPE FEAR KNUCKLE BUOY...MOUNT
DIRFY`S WRECK AND BILLY MURRELL REEF.

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 3412 7714 3356 7735 3341 7745 3361 7826
      3363 7828 3391 7810 3389 7802 3386 7800
      3384 7796 3391 7795 3417 7783 3431 7770
      3444 7752

$$

JDW


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