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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
232 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

ANZ633-656-658-251930-
232 PM EDT TUE AUG 25 2015

...LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER CURRITUCK SOUND AND ATLANTIC 
COASTAL WATERS...

THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE CHARLES LIGHT TO VIRGINIA-NORTH CAROLINA 
  BORDER OUT TO 20 NM... 
  COASTAL WATERS FROM NC VA BORDER TO CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC OUT 
  20 NM... 
  CURRITUCK SOUND... 

AT 230 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF 
PRODUCING WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED  
FROM NEAR SANDBRIDGE TO NEAR KNOTTS ISLAND BAY TO 12 NM NORTHEAST OF 
THE MOUTH OF THE PERQUIMANS RIVER...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
KNOTTS ISLAND BAY...CURRITUCK SOUND...CURRITUCK BEACH...BUOY 4A
DRYDOCKS...CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT...SANDBRIDGE AND DEAL ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 33 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE 
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED 
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3643 7593 3637 7595 3640 7598 3649 7598
      3649 7590 3657 7592 3652 7597 3657 7599
      3672 7594 3623 7578 3624 7578 3680 7596
      3675 7558 3622 7540 3623 7577 3617 7576
      3614 7582

$$

JFOSTER



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