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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
431 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND BUILDING SEAS TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT...

.Tightening pressure gradients between high pressure offshore and
a system approaching from the west will bring southwest winds
around 15 to 25 knots with higher gusts.  Seas will build to 4 to
7 feet late this afternoon and tonight.

AMZ158-190845-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0071.000000T0000Z-180819T1000Z/
S of Cape Lookout to N of Surf City NC out 20 nm-
431 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SUNDAY...

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt.

* SEAS...4 to 6 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots
and/or seas of 6 feet or greater are expected to produce
hazardous wave conditions to small craft. Inexperienced mariners,
especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid
navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$


Beach Hazards Statement


Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
743 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018


NCZ106-108-SCZ054-191000-
/O.CAN.KILM.BH.S.0027.000000T0000Z-180819T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KILM.BH.S.0028.180819T1000Z-180820T0100Z/
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-
743 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Beach
Hazards Statement, which is in effect from 6 AM EDT Sunday through
Sunday evening. The Beach Hazards Statement for this evening has
been cancelled.

Southwesterly winds between 10 and 15 knots with higher gusts will
create a strong south to north longshore current for the east facing
beaches of Horry, New Hanover, Pender counties on Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip currents,
piers, jetties, and other hazardous areas. Often, if the longshore
current is strong enough, it will sweep swimmers off their feet,
making it difficult to return to shore. Caution should be used when
in or near the water. Check with the lifeguards before entering the
ocean for possible hazards.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
808 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018

NCZ039-040-073>076-083-084-190115-
Stanly NC-Richmond NC-Anson NC-Lee NC-Chatham NC-Randolph NC-
Moore NC-Montgomery NC-
808 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018

...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT MOORE...
NORTHERN ANSON...NORTHERN RICHMOND...MONTGOMERY...SOUTHEASTERN
RANDOLPH...SOUTHEASTERN STANLY...LEE AND SOUTHERN CHATHAM COUNTIES
UNTIL 915 PM EDT...

At 808 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking an area of showers and
strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 6 miles south of
Siler City to near Ansonville. Movement was east at 25 mph.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Heavy rain and minor flooding and deadly cloud to ground lightning
will also be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Sanford, Southern Pines, Troy, Carthage, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Biscoe,
Ansonville, Hoffman and Goldston.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Wind gusts as high as
40 mph are capable of knocking down tree limbs and blowing around
trash cans, potted plants, lawn furniture and other light outdoor
objects.

Locally heavy rain will quickly reduce visibility and result in
ponding of water on roadways, standing water in low lying areas, and
minor flooding of creeks, streams, and areas of poor drainage.
Drivers are urged to slow down and use extra caution to avoid
hydroplaning, especially in urban areas where prolonged heavy rain
can quickly lead to flooding.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

&&

LAT...LON 3520 8028 3570 7959 3568 7897 3561 7899
      3558 7892 3527 7922 3524 7918 3502 7954
      3508 8029
TIME...MOT...LOC 0008Z 275DEG 21KT 3563 7946 3510 8018

$$

Ellis


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
752 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

NCZ095-098-103-104-200000-
Carteret-Onslow-Outer Banks Dare-Outer Banks Hyde-
752 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Moderate Rip Current Risk.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Moderate Rip Current Risk.

Showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall are likely
late Sunday into Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
752 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>094-200000-
Martin-Pitt-Washington-Tyrrell-Mainland Dare-Greene-Beaufort-
Mainland Hyde-Duplin-Lenoir-Jones-Craven-Pamlico-
752 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms will affect the area tonight.
Heavy downpours may produce localized flooding of low-lying areas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Localized heavy rainfall will be possible Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
737 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

NCZ106-108-SCZ054-192345-
Coastal Pender-Coastal New Hanover-Coastal Horry-
737 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM EDT SUNDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast North Carolina and
northeast South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Beach Hazards Statement.

Strong long shore current expected through Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
737 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

NCZ087-096-099-105-107-109-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-055-058-059-
192345-
Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Inland New Hanover-
Inland Brunswick-Marlboro-Darlington-Dillon-Florence-Marion-
Williamsburg-Inland Georgetown-Central Horry-Northern Horry-
737 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast North Carolina and
northeast South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Damaging wind gusts possible in isolated stronger storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
504 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-192115-
Rabun-Habersham-Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Elbert-Avery-Alexander-
Iredell-Davie-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-Buncombe-Catawba-
Rowan-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Henderson-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-
Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-
McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-Rutherford Mountains-
Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-
Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-
Anderson-Abbeville-Laurens-Chester-Greenwood-
504 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, piedmont
North Carolina, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue into
the evening. A few thunderstorms could become strong enough to
produce damaging wind gusts and small hail, especially over the
Piedmont. In addition, brief heavy rainfall will accompany all
thunderstorms. Some areas may receive a prolonged period of heavy
rainfall due to slower-moving or training thunderstorms which could
result in isolated flooding of low-lying or poor-drainage areas and
small streams.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

On Sunday, scattered to numerous thunderstorms will develop once
again across the area and produce high rainfall rates that could lead
to isolated urban, low-lying, and small-stream flooding. The flooding
threat will be highest in and near the mountains.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are requested to forward any reports of large hail,
damaging winds, tornadoes, or flash flooding to our office.

$$

JMP

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
546 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-
WVZ042>044-507-508-191100-
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Yadkin-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-
Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-
Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Henry-Pittsylvania-Campbell-
Appomattox-Buckingham-Halifax-Charlotte-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-
Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
546 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central North Carolina,
northwest North Carolina, central Virginia, south central Virginia,
southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and southeast West
Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.

Scattered thunderstorms may produce locally heavy rainfall and
localized flooding in far southwest Virginia and northwest and north
central North Carolina today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

A weak cold front drifting southward through the area today will stall
just to our south, then return north as a warm front early next
week. Another stronger cold front will move into the area from the
west Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected each
day through at least Tuesday. A few strong storms along with
localized flooding will be possible, mainly Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
519 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-190930-
Person-Granville-Vance-Warren-Halifax-Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-
Orange-Durham-Franklin-Nash-Edgecombe-Davidson-Randolph-Chatham-Wake-
Johnston-Wilson-Stanly-Montgomery-Moore-Lee-Harnett-Wayne-Anson-
Richmond-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-
519 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

An approaching cold front will trigger numerous showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. A few storms may be strong
to severe with a primary threat from downburst winds. In addition,
locally heavy rain may result in flash flooding of poor drainage and
urban areas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

The potential for showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain
and a few strong to severe storms will continue through mid week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Columbia SC
427 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ015-016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-190830-
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Lancaster-Chesterfield-
McCormick-Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-
Richland-Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-
Bamberg-
427 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Midlands of South Carolina
and the Central Savannah River area of Georgia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could possibly contain
damaging wind. Heavy downpours could possibly result in localized
flooding.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
401 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

MDZ021>025-NCZ012>017-030>032-102-VAZ048-060>062-064>069-075>090-092-
093-095>100-509>525-190815-
Dorchester-Wicomico-Somerset-Inland Worcester-Maryland Beaches-
Northampton-Hertford-Gates-Pasquotank-Camden-Western Currituck-
Bertie-Chowan-Perquimans-Eastern Currituck-Fluvanna-Prince Edward-
Cumberland-Goochland-Caroline-Mecklenburg-Lunenburg-Nottoway-Amelia-
Powhatan-Westmoreland-Richmond-Northumberland-Lancaster-Brunswick-
Dinwiddie-Prince George-Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-Middlesex-
Mathews-Greensville-Sussex-Surry-James City-Southampton-
Isle of Wight-Norfolk/Portsmouth-Suffolk-Chesapeake-Virginia Beach-
Accomack-Western Louisa-Eastern Louisa-Western Hanover-
Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-Eastern Henrico-
Western King William-Eastern King William-Western King and Queen-
Eastern King and Queen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-York-Newport News-
Hampton/Poquoson-
401 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast Maryland, northeast
North Carolina, central Virginia, east central Virginia, eastern
Virginia, north central Virginia, south central Virginia and
southeast Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected today, mainly
during the afternoon and evening hours. Heavy rain from showers and
thunderstorms could produce minor flooding of low lying areas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Sunday, mainly
during the afternoon and evening hours. Heavy rain from showers and
thunderstorms could produce minor flooding of low lying areas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

TG

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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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