Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
117 PM EST WED FEB 15 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  S OF CAPE HATTERAS NC TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  S OF OCRACOKE INLET NC TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  S OF OREGON INLET NC TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT TO 20 NM...
  WATERS FROM CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...
  WATERS FROM OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...
  WATERS FROMOCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 215 PM EST

* AT 115 PM EST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR MONITOR MARINE SANCTUARY...MOVING
  NORTHEAST AT 80 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.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 3504 7489 3496 7492 3485 7498 3437 7597
      3470 7646 3541 7519 3508 7487
TIME...MOT...LOC 1815Z 243DEG 78KT 3497 7538

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

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