Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
735 PM EDT SAT JUN 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a

* Special Marine Warning for...

  Entrance to the Chesapeake Bay including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Tunnel...

  Coastal Waters from Cape Charles Light to the VA/NC Border out 20
NM...

  Currituck Sound...
  Coastal Waters from the NC/VA Border to Currituck Beach Light NC
out 20 NM...

* Until 845 PM EDT.

* At 734 PM EDT, strong thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from 6 nm southwest of Sandbridge to 7 nm southwest of
  Knotts Island Bay, moving northeast at 40 knots.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts to nearly 50 knots and small hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and
           suddenly higher waves.

* Locations impacted include...
  Chesapeake Light Tower, Currituck Sound, Virginia Beach Oceanfront,
  Cape Henry, Sandbridge, Currituck Beach Light, Knotts Island Bay,
  Buoy 4a Drydocks, Deal Island, Currituck Beach, 10 Nm East Of
  Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Rudee Inlet and Kill Devil Hills.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to safe harbor until hazardous weather passes.

Thunderstorms can produce sudden waterspouts. Waterspouts can easily
overturn boats and create locally hazardous seas. Seek safe harbor
immediately.

Frequent lightning is occurring with these storms. If caught on the
open water stay below deck if possible, keep away from ungrounded
metal objects.

&&

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 800 PM EDT for
northeastern North Carolina...and southeastern Virginia.

LAT...LON 3608 7582 3631 7595 3633 7600 3645 7607
      3644 7611 3645 7611 3651 7615 3656 7610
      3662 7610 3665 7604 3673 7604 3676 7600
      3680 7602 3679 7605 3692 7608 3703 7567
      3638 7548 3622 7540 3623 7577 3609 7574
TIME...MOT...LOC 2334Z 230DEG 42KT 3670 7605 3642 7601

HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...49KTS

$$

jfoster


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