Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1116 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

AMZ270-051600-
1116 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL 30 TO 40 MILES EAST OF CAPE
FEAR...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...

AT 1115 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SMALL HAIL. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 8 NM
EAST OF BUOY WR4...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS.

THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER OPEN WATERS.

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 3385 7720 3380 7726 3376 7728 3372 7740
      3382 7745 3408 7710 3397 7697

$$

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