548  
WHUS52 KILM 190019  
SMWILM  
AMZ250-190115-  
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0009.170319T0019Z-170319T0115Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
819 PM EDT SAT MAR 18 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...  
 
* UNTIL 915 PM EDT  
 
* AT 819 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED WEST OF TOPSAIL  
BEACH...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER AND SMALL HAIL.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND  
SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
10 MILE BOXCARS...LIBERTY SHIP...DALLAS ROCK...SOUTH MASONBORO  
ISLAND...BILLY MURRELL REEF...JOHNNY MERCER PIER...MASONBORO SEA  
BUOY...HARRIS REEF...10 MILE ROCKS...SCHOOL HOUSE REEF...TOPSAIL  
BOXCARS...TOPSAIL TIRE REEF...RICH INLET...FIGURE EIGHT ISLAND...5  
MILE BOXCARS...TOPSAIL BEACH...NORTH MASONBORO ISLAND AND  
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3421 7724 3412 7740 3402 7751 3396 7756  
3409 7787 3416 7783 3428 7774 3438 7761  
3444 7752  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0019Z 278DEG 35KT 3436 7778  
 
HAIL...<.75IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
JDW  
 
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