556  
FZUS71 KAKQ 230440  
MWSAKQ  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  
1240 AM EDT WED MAY 23 2018  
 
ANZ631-632-636-230545-  
1240 AM EDT WED MAY 23 2018  
   
..STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS
 
 
THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...  
 
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO LITTLE CREEK VA...  
YORK RIVER...  
 
AT 1239 AM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS, CAPABLE  
OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WERE  
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 NM SOUTHWEST OF WHITE STONE  
BRIDGE TO 7 NM NORTHWEST OF COLEMAN BRIDGE, MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
NEW POINT COMFORT, NASSAWADOX REEF, WOLF TRAP, RAPPAHANNOCK RANGE  
LIGHT, RAPPAHANNOCK LIGHT, PLANTATION LIGHT, MOBJACK BAY, GWYNNS  
ISLAND, GWYNNS ISLAND REEF, COLEMAN BRIDGE, TUE MARSHES LIGHT, HOLE  
IN THE WALL, YORK SPIT REEF, BUOY 36A, THE HUMP, THE CELL,  
CHERRYSTONE REEF, CABBAGE PATCH AND CAPE CHARLES HARBOR.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...LOCALLY HIGHER  
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK  
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3729 7673 3727 7665 3733 7670 3741 7662  
3741 7659 3735 7650 3731 7648 3735 7648  
3738 7646 3742 7640 3742 7634 3743 7631  
3751 7635 3752 7638 3756 7577 3713 7604  
3720 7653 3722 7657 3720 7657 3723 7678  
 

 
 
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