536  
WHUS51 KLWX 222229  
SMWLWX  
ANZ533-534-537-541>543-230030-  
/O.NEW.KLWX.MA.W.0061.180522T2229Z-180523T0030Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
629 PM EDT TUE MAY 22 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA...  
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD...  
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER...  
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD...  
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH  
ISLAND...  
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA...  
 
* UNTIL 830 PM EDT.  
 
* AT 626 PM EDT, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE  
EXTENDING FROM CHOPTANK RIVER TO NEAR WESTMORELAND STATE PARK,  
MOVING EAST AT 20 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER AND SMALL HAIL.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...BOATERS IN SMALL CRAFT COULD BE THROWN OVERBOARD BY  
SUDDENLY HIGHER WINDS AND WAVES CAPSIZING THEIR VESSEL.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
CHOPTANK RIVER...  
HOOPER ISLAND LIGHT...  
SMITH ISLAND...  
BLACKWALNUT POINT...  
DEEP HOLE...  
NANTICOKE RIVER MOUTH...  
SOUTHWEST MIDDLE GROUNDS...  
DEAL ISLAND...  
EWELL...  
POINT LOOKOUT...  
TANGIER SOUND...  
TAYLORS ISLAND...  
DRUM POINT...  
HONGA RIVER...  
FISHING BAY...  
POINT NO POINT...  
DARES BEACH...  
JAMES ISLAND...  
FLAG HARBOR...  
AND CALVERT CLIFFS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE  
EXPECTED.  
 

 
 
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR  
SOUTHERN MARYLAND.  
 
LAT...LON 3792 7628 3861 7654 3871 7623 3860 7605  
3861 7609 3863 7629 3861 7628 3831 7623  
3831 7622 3839 7623 3839 7622 3822 7604  
3837 7600 3837 7598 3823 7597 3824 7595  
3836 7586 3835 7586 3790 7591  
TIME...MOT...LOC 2226Z 291DEG 18KT 3867 7623 3809 7690  
 
HAIL...<.75IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
CS  
 
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