471  
WHUS52 KMHX 121245  
SMWMHX  
AMZ158-178-121415-  
/O.NEW.KMHX.MA.W.0168.170912T1245Z-170912T1415Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
845 AM EDT TUE SEP 12 2017  
 
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...  
WATERS FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO SURF CITY NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...  
 
* UNTIL 1015 AM EDT  
 
* AT 844 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING  
WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM TOPSAIL  
BOXCARS TO 27 NM EAST OF WR4...MOVING NORTH AT 25 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
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...  
SALTER PATH...AR342...AR320...14 BUOY...THE VICINITY OF HIGHWAY 24-  
17 BRIDGE...AR345...AR330...THE MOREHEAD CITY-  
ATLANTIC BEACH BRIDGE...THE VICINITY OF SNEADS FERRY BRIDGE...  
ATLANTIC BEACH...THE CENTER OF BOGUE SOUND...NORTHWEST PLACES...  
THE VICINITY OF PINE KNOLL SHORES...BOGUE INLET...AR355...R-  
8 BUOY...THE VICINITY OF EMERALD ISLE BRIDGE...BIG TEN FATHOM...  
THE KNUCKLE BUOY AND EMERALD ISLE.  
 
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 3454 7754 3476 7746 3479 7681 3421 7606  
3392 7648 3393 7668 3401 7689 3397 7697  
3446 7754  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1244Z 196DEG 24KT 3428 7750 3388 7694  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
DAG  
 
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