816  
WHUS51 KLWX 191651  
SMWLWX  
ANZ533-534-537-541>543-191815-  
/O.NEW.KLWX.MA.W.0022.180419T1651Z-180419T1815Z/  
 
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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