Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
739 PM EDT Tue Mar 31 2020

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...
  Coastal waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC out 20
  nm...
  Waters from Cape Fear NC to Little River Inlet SC from 20 to 40
  nm...

* Until 815 PM EDT.

* At 738 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing
  waterspouts was located over Raritan Wreck, moving east at 15
  knots.

  HAZARD...Waterspouts and wind gusts 34 knots or greater.

  SOURCE...Radar.

  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...
  Cape Fear Knuckle Buoy, Raritan Wreck and Mount Dirfy`s Wreck.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to safe harbor until hazardous weather passes.

&&

LAT...LON 3354 7806 3363 7804 3362 7777 3344 7782
TIME...MOT...LOC 2338Z 278DEG 17KT 3358 7799

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

$$

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