332  
WHUS52 KMHX 241550  
SMWMHX  
AMZ156-158-178-241715-  
/O.NEW.KMHX.MA.W.0025.180424T1550Z-180424T1715Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
1150 AM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT NC TO SURF CITY NC OUT TO 20 NM...  
S OF OCRACOKE INLET NC TO CAPE LOOKOUT NC OUT TO 20 NM...  
WATERS FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO SURF CITY NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...  
 
* UNTIL 115 PM EDT.  
 
* AT 1149 AM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING  
WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM THE TURNING  
BASIN TO 9 NM SOUTHWEST OF BIG TEN FATHOM TO 25 NM EAST OF WR2,  
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR.  
 
IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY  
HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY  
HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ATLANTIC BEACH, DRUM INLET, NORTHWEST PLACES, BEAUFORT INLET, 14  
BUOY, R-8 BUOY, BEAUFORT, CAPE LOOKOUT BIGHT, BIG TEN FATHOM, THE  
KNUCKLE BUOY, AR315, THE VICINITY OF ATLANTIC, THE TURNING BASIN,  
HARKERS ISLAND, AR285, AR275, THE MOREHEAD CITY-ATLANTIC BEACH  
BRIDGE, THE VICINITY OF DAVIS, CAPE LOOKOUT AND THE VICINITY OF  
ATLANTIC BEACH BRIDGE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE  
EXPECTED.  
 
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY  
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR  
IMMEDIATELY.  
 
REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3395 7675 3401 7689 3400 7692 3397 7697  
3403 7703 3429 7684 3477 7676 3483 7655  
3482 7654 3484 7652 3491 7626 3447 7627  
3392 7660  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1549Z 245DEG 14KT 3469 7671 3433 7677 3401 7697  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...40KTS  
 

 
DAG  
 
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