404  
FZUS71 KBOX 020148  
MWSBOX  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOSTON/NORTON MA  
948 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2020  
 
ANZ237-256-020245-  
948 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2020  
   
..STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS
 
 
THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE...  
BLOCK ISLAND SOUND...  
COASTAL WATERS FROM MONTAUK NY TO MARTHAS VINEYARD EXTENDING OUT  
TO 20 NM SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND...  
 
AT 947 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS, CAPABLE  
OF PRODUCING WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS AND SMALL HAIL. THESE  
THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR  
CHARLESTOWN BREACHWAY TO NEAR STONINGTON, MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15  
KNOTS.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
WATCH HILL, CHARLESTOWN BREACHWAY, THE COASTAL WATERS WEST OF BLOCK  
ISLAND AND BLOCK ISLAND SOUND.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
EXPECT GUSTY WINDS TO AROUND 30 KNOTS...BRIEFLY ROUGH SEAS AND  
LIGHTNING STRIKES. CONSIDER HEADING FOR SAFE HARBOR UNTIL THESE  
STORMS PASS.  
 
THIS LINE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE WINDS TO AROUND 30  
KNOTS...AND COULD POSE A SERIOUS HAZARD FOR BOATERS. A SPECIAL  
MARINE WARNING MAY BE ISSUED IF THESE STORMS STRENGTHEN FURTHER.  
BOATERS SHOULD CONSIDER HEADING FOR SHORE BEFORE THESE STORMS ARRIVE.  
 
FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE  
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE AND KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED  
METAL OBJECTS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4131 7187 4131 7185 4133 7177 4132 7175  
4133 7175 4133 7171 4135 7167 4137 7155  
4117 7134 4106 7174 4114 7186  
 

 
 
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