557  
FZUS72 KMHX 181930  
MWSMHX  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
330 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
 
AMZ130-135-150-152-182015-  
330 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
   
..A STRONG THUNDERSTORM APPROACHING THE WATERS
 
 
THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...  
ALBEMARLE SOUND...  
PAMLICO SOUND...  
S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT NC TO OREGON INLET NC OUT TO 20 NM...  
S OF OREGON INLET NC TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT TO 20 NM...  
 
AT 330 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...  
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THIS THUNDERSTORM WAS  
LOCATED 8 NM WEST OF PEA ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE...OR 10 NM  
SOUTHWEST OF OREGON INLET...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER  
WAVES...AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR  
IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.  
 
INTENSE LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN  
WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL  
OBJECTS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3556 7577 3576 7584 3589 7537 3568 7526  
 

 
 
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