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
1251 PM EDT THU APR 19 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 215 PM EDT

* At 1250 PM EDT, a gust front was located along a line extending
  from Choptank River to near Breton Bay, moving southeast at 25
  knots. Numerous wind gusts of 35 to 45 knots have been observed
  with this line.

  HAZARD...Wind gusts 34 knots or greater.

  SOURCE...Observed wind.

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

* Locations impacted include...
  Yeocomico River...
  Choptank River...
  Hooper Island Light...
  Crisfield...
  Southwest Middle Grounds...
  Cuckold Creek...
  Ewell...
  Coles Point...
  Saint George Island...
  Point No Point...
  Calvert Cliffs...
  The Targets...
  Richland Point Buoy...
  Greenwell State Park...
  Saint Leonard Creek...
  Smith Island...
  Broomes Island...
  Mouth Of The Potomac River...
  Deep Hole...
  and Solomons Island.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is a particularly dangerous situation. Sudden onset of gale
force winds can cause even experienced mariners to capsize.
Capsizing in cold water is especially dangerous and can quickly
result in hypothermia. Move to safe harbor immediately!

&&

LAT...LON 3817 7685 3826 7686 3807 7633 3812 7635
      3839 7658 3872 7623 3860 7605 3863 7629
      3837 7628 3822 7604 3837 7601 3823 7597
      3836 7586 3814 7596 3806 7581 3807 7579
      3808 7578 3807 7578 3790 7591 3789 7624
TIME...MOT...LOC 1650Z 313DEG 26KT 3867 7621 3829 7668

HAIL...0.00in
WIND...>34kts

$$

DHOF



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