Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
122 PM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM FENWICK ISLAND DE TO CHINCOTEAGUE VA OUT 20
  NM...

* UNTIL 215 PM EDT

* AT 122 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR 10 NM EAST OF OCEAN CITY
  INLET...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...PUBLIC.

  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...
  AFRICAN QUEEN WRECK...GULF RAMBLER WRECK...OCEAN CITY INLET...
  10 NM SE FENWICK ISLAND...
  10 NM EAST OF OCEAN CITY INLET AND OCEAN CITY PIER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

FREQUENT 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 3831 7473 3826 7475 3809 7486 3823 7514
      3836 7508
TIME...MOT...LOC 1722Z 305DEG 13KT 3824 7497

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...40KTS

$$

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