249  
WHUS52 KILM 121442  
SMWILM  
AMZ250-252-121615-  
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0068.180812T1442Z-180812T1615Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
1042 AM EDT SUN AUG 12 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC OUT 20  
NM...  
COASTAL WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC OUT 20 NM...  
 
* UNTIL 1215 PM EDT.  
 
* AT 1039 AM EDT, A CLUSTER OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF  
PRODUCING WINDS IN THE EXCESS OF 35 KNOTS WERE LOCATED FROM 15  
MILES NORTHEAST OF BALD HEAD ISLAND AND EXTENDING 7 MILES SOUTH OF  
OAK ISLAND. THESE STORMS WERE MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15  
KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
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...  
10 MILE BOXCARS, SHEEPSHEAD ROCK, DREDGE WRECK, CAPE FEAR SEA BUOY,  
SCHOOL HOUSE REEF, KURE BEACH POINT, CASWELL BEACH AND BALD HEAD  
ISLAND.  
 
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.  
 
FREQUENT 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 3411 7741 3402 7751 3398 7755 3382 7762  
3363 7816 3386 7828 3391 7814 3389 7802  
3388 7802 3388 7800 3386 7801 3384 7796  
3390 7795 3400 7790 3418 7744  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1439Z 250DEG 14KT 3387 7796  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
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