Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
652 PM EDT FRI JUN 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

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

* UNTIL 815 PM EDT

* AT 652 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR ATLANTIC LEDGE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
  40 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  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...
  CITY OF HOUSTON...GARY ENNIS REEF...BILL PERRY JUNIOR REEF...
  FRYING PAN SHOALS LIGHT TOWER...BP 25 LIBERTY SHIP WRECK...
  LONG BAY TERRACE...ATLANTIC LEDGE...
  SUNSET MID SHELF BUOY AND FRYING PAN SHOALS BUOY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3318 7809 3324 7826 3321 7835 3336 7867
      3347 7858 3357 7832 3358 7819 3352 7808
      3350 7796 3353 7783 3360 7772 3342 7743
      3330 7756 3324 7766 3318 7782 3317 7792
TIME...MOT...LOC 2252Z 301DEG 38KT 3351 7846

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

JDW



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