Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
629 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point MD to Smith Point VA...
  Chesapeake Bay from North Beach to Drum Point MD...
  Choptank River to Cambridge MD and the Little Choptank River...
  Patuxent River to Broomes Island MD...
  Tangier Sound and the inland waters surrounding Bloodsworth
  Island...
  Tidal Potomac from Cobb Island MD to Smith Point VA...

* Until 830 PM EDT.

* At 626 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from Choptank River to near Westmoreland State Park,
  moving east at 20 knots.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts 34 knots or greater and small hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Boaters in small craft could be thrown overboard by
           suddenly higher winds and waves capsizing their vessel.

* Locations impacted include...
  Choptank River...
  Hooper Island Light...
  Smith Island...
  Blackwalnut Point...
  Deep Hole...
  Nanticoke River Mouth...
  Southwest Middle Grounds...
  Deal Island...
  Ewell...
  Point Lookout...
  Tangier Sound...
  Taylors Island...
  Drum Point...
  Honga River...
  Fishing Bay...
  Point No Point...
  Dares Beach...
  James Island...
  Flag Harbor...
  and Calvert Cliffs.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to safe harbor immediately as gusty winds and high waves are
expected.

&&

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 900 PM EDT for
southern Maryland.

LAT...LON 3792 7628 3861 7654 3871 7623 3860 7605
      3861 7609 3863 7629 3861 7628 3831 7623
      3831 7622 3839 7623 3839 7622 3822 7604
      3837 7600 3837 7598 3823 7597 3824 7595
      3836 7586 3835 7586 3790 7591
TIME...MOT...LOC 2226Z 291DEG 18KT 3867 7623 3809 7690

HAIL...<.75in
WIND...>34kts

$$

CS



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