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Severe Weather March 4-5, 2008
A very dynamic mid-latitude storm system moved across the area on Tuesday March 4, 2008 and off to the northeast through the early morning hours of Wednesday March 5, 2008.
a picture of the mean sea level pressure The cold front and area of precipitation was located over the Tennessee Valley during the early afternoon hours of Tuesday March 5.
a picture of the mean sea level pressure The cold front was forecast to move into the western counties of The Wilmington County Warning Area late Tuesday.
a picture of the mean sea level pressure And by Wednesday morning the front was forecast to be off the coast.
a picture of the 925mb winds Strong winds were a primary concern with this system. This image shows 925 millibar winds...which are approximately 3000 feet above the surface...in the 40 to 50 knot range just west of the area.
a picture of the 925mb winds The strong winds continued to move east through the day.
a picture of the 925mb winds The winds were forecast to intensify to around 60 knots by Tuesday evening as they moved over the Cape Fear Region.
a picture of reflectivity Things started to get going with a Special Marine Warning for the waters off of Cape Fear.
a picture of reflectivity
a picture of reflectivity The storm offshore is now approaching Brunswick County.
a picture of reflectivity This image shows the severe thunderstorm warning that was issued earlier for Brunswick county.
a picture of reflectivity
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a picture of reflectivity The activity diminishes in intensity for a bit.
a picture of reflectivity The lull continues.
a picture of reflectivity Yet another strong storm develops over the coastal waters in AMZ270.
a picture of reflectivity A Special Marine Warning is issued for AMZ270.
a picture of reflectivity Another storm intensifies over the waters east of Brunswick County and another Special Marine Warning is issued for AMZ252 and AMZ254. As this occurs...and considering the storms are moving at a crisp 45 miles per hour to the north...northeast a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Brunswick County until 10:30.
a picture of reflectivity The warnings continue for the coastal waters and Brunswick County.
a picture of reflectivity At this point...things get going inland with a severe thunderstorm warning for Florence and Darlington Counties.
a picture of reflectivity This image shows the intense storms inland moving north with a severe thunderstorm warning for Dillon and Marlboro counties ...which was issued at 10:23. A tornado warning is also issued for Pender County as well as another special marine warning warning
a picture of reflectivity The warnings continue.
a picture of reflectivity At 10:58 a severe thunderstrom warning is issued for Pender County.
a picture of reflectivity The last severe thunderstrom warning of the evening was issued for parts of Bladen and Robeson counties at 11:05 PM.
a picture of reflectivity
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a picture of reflectivity The last special marine warning of the evening was issued for the outer waters at 12:34 AM.
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000
WHUS52 KILM 050009
SMWILM
AMZ254-256-050115-
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0005.080305T0008Z-080305T0115Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
708 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM
COASTAL WATERS FROM MURRELLS INLET TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC OUT 20 NM
* UNTIL 815 PM EST

* AT 702 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER OVER TEN
MILE REEF...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

* THIS STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR
2 NM SOUTHEAST OF MYRTLE BEACH ROCK BY 720 PM...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3365 7890 3376 7874 3383 7852 3308 7895
3327 7910
TIME...MOT...LOC 0008Z 207DEG 53KT 3350 7887
$$
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000
WHUS52 KILM 050330
SMWILM
AMZ250-252-270-050500-
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0009.080305T0330Z-080305T0500Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1030 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM
WATERS FROM SURF CITY NC TO LITTLE RIVER SC FROM 20 TO 40 NM

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST

* AT 1023 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM...PRODUCING A WATERSPOUT 8 NM WEST OF RARITAN WRECK...
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS.

* THIS WATERSPOUT WILL BE NEAR
3 NM NORTHWEST OF CAPE FEAR KNUCKLE BUOY BY 1040 PM...
4 NM SOUTHEAST OF DREDGE WRECK BY 1110 PM...
OVER SCHOOL HOUSE REEF BY 1115 PM...
4 NM NORTHWEST OF WR2 BY 1120 PM...
8 NM SOUTHEAST OF 10 MILE ROCKS BY 1125 PM...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3404 7710 3344 7801 3359 7820 3442 7746
3438 7741
TIME...MOT...LOC 0330Z 224DEG 42KT 3358 7804

$$

HAWKINS
000
WHUS52 KILM 050238
SMWILM
AMZ252-254-050345-
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0008.080305T0238Z-080305T0345Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
938 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM
COASTAL WATERS FROM LITTLE RIVER INLET TO MURRELLS INLET SC OUT 20 NM

* UNTIL 1045 PM EST

* AT 932 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM...PRODUCING SEVERE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS OVER
SHERMAN WRECK...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

* THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR
5 NM SOUTHEAST OF LITTLE RIVER SEA BUOY BY 945 PM...
2 NM NORTHWEST OF SHALLOTTE RIVER INLET SEA BUOY BY 950 PM...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3384 7867 3386 7857 3388 7854 3389 7844
3392 7836 3390 7814 3359 7846 3370 7876
TIME...MOT...LOC 0238Z 208DEG 50KT 3374 7851

$$

HAWKINS
000
WHUS52 KILM 050330
SMWILM
AMZ250-252-270-050500-
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0009.080305T0330Z-080305T0500Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1030 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20 NM
WATERS FROM SURF CITY NC TO LITTLE RIVER SC FROM 20 TO 40 NM

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST

* AT 1023 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM...PRODUCING A WATERSPOUT 8 NM WEST OF RARITAN WRECK... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 KNOTS. * THIS WATERSPOUT WILL BE NEAR 3 NM NORTHWEST OF CAPE FEAR KNUCKLE BUOY BY 1040 PM... 4 NM SOUTHEAST OF DREDGE WRECK BY 1110 PM... OVER SCHOOL HOUSE REEF BY 1115 PM... 4 NM NORTHWEST OF WR2 BY 1120 PM... 8 NM SOUTHEAST OF 10 MILE ROCKS BY 1125 PM... THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY. A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. LAT...LON 3404 7710 3344 7801 3359 7820 3442 7746 3438 7741 TIME...MOT...LOC 0330Z 224DEG 42KT 3358 7804 $$ HAWKINS HAWKINS
000
WHUS52 KILM 050534
SMWILM
AMZ250-270-050600-
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0012.080305T0534Z-080305T0600Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1234 AM EST WED MAR 5 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM
WATERS FROM SURF CITY NC TO SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC FROM 20 TO 40 NM

* UNTIL 100 AM EST

* AT 1231 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM...PRODUCING STRONG WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER OVER
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...OR ABOUT
7 NM SOUTHEAST OF TOPSAIL BOXCARS...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 100 KNOTS.

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.
LAT...LON 3435 7739 3416 7716 3404 7737 3418 7755
TIME...MOT...LOC 0534Z 227DEG 102KT 3422 7734

$$

III
000
WUUS52 KILM 050100
SVRILM
NCC019-050145-
/O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0001.080305T0058Z-080305T0145Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
759 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EASTERN BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 845 PM EST

* AT 755 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...THAT MAY PRODUCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.
THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SEASIDE...OR 13 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF LITTLE RIVER...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
HOLDEN BEACH BY 805 PM...
SIVEY TOWN BY 805 PM...
SUPPLY BY 810 PM...
BOILING SPRING LAKES BY 815 PM...
WINNABOW BY 820 PM...
BISHOP BY 825 PM...
LELAND BY 830 PM...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA UNITL 2 AM.
IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY
IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

IF YOU OBSERVE SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT
TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE
REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON
NC.

LAT...LON 3433 7803 3408 7795 3389 7799 3392 7823
3390 7835 3386 7848 3387 7849 3421 7827
3435 7816
TIME...MOT...LOC 0058Z 218DEG 49KT 3389 7833

$$
HAWKINS
000
WUUS52 KILM 050244
SVRILM
NCC019-050330-
/O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0002.080305T0244Z-080305T0330Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
944 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BRUNSWICK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1030 PM EST

* AT 936 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SEASIDE...OR 9
MILES EAST OF LITTLE RIVER...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
SHALLOTTE BY 950 PM...
MAKATOKA BY 955 PM...
TOWN CREEK BY 1005 PM...
BATARORA BY 1010 PM...
PHOENIX BY 1015 PM...

MORE DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AND AFFECT OTHER COMMUNITIES
IN THE WARNED AREA.

IF YOU OBSERVE SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT
TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE
REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON
NC.

LAT...LON 3431 7802 3419 7798 3389 7829 3390 7835
3385 7851 3388 7857 3414 7853 3414 7841
3421 7831 3422 7826 3436 7815
TIME...MOT...LOC 0244Z 208DEG 50KT 3394 7842

$$
HAWKINS
000
WUUS52 KILM 050253
SVRILM
SCC031-041-050345-
/O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0003.080305T0253Z-080305T0345Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
953 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN FLORENCE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
DARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1045 PM EST

* AT 945 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
CARTERSVILLE...OR 16 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BISHOPVILLE...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
FLORENCE BY 1000 PM...
DARLINGTON BY 1005 PM...
MECHANICSVILLE BY 1010 PM...

MORE DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AND AFFECT OTHER COMMUNITIES
IN THE WARNED AREA.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

IF YOU OBSERVE SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT
TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE
REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON
NC.

LAT...LON 3439 7973 3428 7967 3423 7960 3401 7995
3407 8004 3408 8007 3417 8015 3419 8012
3423 8013 3449 7985
TIME...MOT...LOC 0253Z 219DEG 64KT 3413 7999

$$

REK
000
WUUS52 KILM 050323
SVRILM
SCC033-069-050415- /O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0004.080305T0323Z-080305T0415Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1023 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WESTERN DILLON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTHEASTERN MARLBORO COUNTY IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1115 PM EST

* AT 1015 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
OAK GROVE...OR 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF FLORENCE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 60 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
BINGHAM BY 1030 PM...
LITTLE ROCK BY 1035 PM...

MORE DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AND AFFECT OTHER COMMUNITIES
IN THE WARNED AREA.

IF YOU OBSERVE SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT
TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE
REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON
NC.

LAT...LON 3445 7932 3426 7956 3429 7960 3428 7963
3431 7967 3436 7969 3440 7968 3441 7970
3440 7971 3443 7972 3464 7954
TIME...MOT...LOC 0323Z 230DEG 54KT 3435 7958

$$

REK
000
WUUS52 KILM 050357
SVRILM
NCC141-050415-
/O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0005.080305T0358Z-080305T0415Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1058 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN PENDER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1115 PM EST

* AT 1053 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BURGAW...OR 14
MILES SOUTHEAST OF WALLACE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
MAPLE HILL BY 1105 PM...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

LAT...LON 3471 7767 3469 7767 3465 7765 3447 7785
3459 7801 3472 7788 3473 7786 3473 7769
TIME...MOT...LOC 0358Z 220DEG 58KT 3461 7784

$$
RJD
000
WUUS52 KILM 050405
SVRILM
NCC017-047-155-050445-
/O.NEW.KILM.SV.W.0006.080305T0405Z-080305T0445Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1105 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
ROBESON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
NORTHERN BLADEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
NORTHWESTERN COLUMBUS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1145 PM EST

* AT 1057 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
FAIRMONT...OR 15 MILES SOUTH OF LUMBERTON...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT
55 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
HESTERTOWN BY 1110 PM...
BLADENBORO BY 1115 PM...
SMITHS BY 1120 PM...
EMERSON BY 1125 PM...
WHITE OAK BY 1130 PM...
JEROME BY 1135 PM...

MORE DANGEROUS THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AND AFFECT OTHER COMMUNITIES
IN THE WARNED AREA.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

IF YOU OBSERVE SEVERE WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED DAMAGE...REPORT IT
TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE
REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON
NC.

LAT...LON 3489 7892 3486 7892 3484 7890 3486 7883
3486 7849 3470 7838 3436 7891 3456 7924
3491 7907
TIME...MOT...LOC 0405Z 219DEG 49KT 3450 7898

$$

REK
000
WFUS52 KILM 050324
TORILM
NCC141-050400-
/O.NEW.KILM.TO.W.0003.080305T0324Z-080305T0400Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1024 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN PENDER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 1100 PM EST

* AT 1019 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR ROOKS...OR
ABOUT 19 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WALLACE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THE TORNADO EXPECTED TO BE NEAR...
PENDERLEA BY 1030 PM...
WILLARD BY 1035 PM...

GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. SEEK
SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR
ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND
ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EST WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3471 7780 3442 7809 3454 7827 3457 7826
3467 7817 3473 7810 3473 7793 3472 7792
3472 7780
TIME...MOT...LOC 0324Z 218DEG 57KT 3459 7816

$$
RJD
National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, Wilmington NC
2015 Gardner Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 762-4289


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