Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
255 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

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255 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2015

...LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD...
  CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD...
  CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER...
  PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD...

AT 253 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THE
STRONG WINDS MAY OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF WHEN THE RAIN ARRIVES. THESE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM MAYO TO 7 NM
WEST OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH TO NEAR PORT TOBACCO RIVER...MOVING EAST AT
25 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
DRUM POINT...CHOPTANK RIVER...JAMES ISLAND...SOLOMONS ISLAND...SHARPS
ISLAND LIGHT...TOWN CREEK...GOOSES REEF BUOY...TAYLORS ISLAND...
GREENWELL STATE PARK...POPLAR ISLAND...MID BAY BUOY...PLUM POINT...
COVE POINT NATURAL GAS PIER...TILGHMAN ISLAND...CUCKOLD CREEK AND
BLACKWALNUT POINT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED WHEN THESE
STORMS REACH THE NEARSHORE WATERS.

&&

LAT...LON 3863 7629 3857 7631 3853 7620 3848 7633
      3830 7623 3829 7645 3839 7656 3837 7649
      3832 7646 3835 7640 3839 7638 3853 7652
      3881 7651 3881 7635 3867 7634 3876 7623
      3867 7620 3869 7619 3860 7605

$$

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