559  
WHUS52 KILM 260014  
SMWILM  
AMZ270-272-260115-  
/O.NEW.KILM.MA.W.0011.230126T0014Z-230126T0115Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
714 PM EST WED JAN 25 2023  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
WATERS FROM CAPE FEAR NC TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SC FROM 20 TO 40  
NM...  
WATERS FROM SURF CITY TO CAPE FEAR NC FROM 20 TO 40 NM...  
 
* UNTIL 815 PM EST.  
 
* AT 714 PM EST, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING  
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 7 NM SOUTH OF WR4, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45  
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...  
FRYING PAN SHOALS BUOY, FRYING PAN SHOALS LIGHT TOWER, WRECK 33 AND  
CITY OF HOUSTON.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES. BOATERS SHOULD  
SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS. IF CAUGHT ON  
THE OPEN WATER, PREPARE FOR DETERIORATING CONDITIONS. MAKE SURE YOU  
AND YOUR CREW ARE WEARING PROPERLY FITTED LIFE JACKETS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3387 7717 3380 7726 3359 7734 3348 7740  
3323 7778 3330 7787 3415 7717 3397 7697  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0014Z 225DEG 45KT 3375 7745  
 
WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE  
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
SCALORA  
 
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