Special Marine Warning issued September 16 at 9:52AM EDT expiring September 16 at 10:30AM EDT by NWS Wilmington NC

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a special marine warning for Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out 20 nm starting on 9/16/2018 6:52:00 AM. NWS estimates this event is ‘likely’ to happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to avoid the area. Thunderstorms can produce sudden waterspouts. Waterspouts can easily overturn boats and create locally hazardous seas. Seek safe harbor immediately.

Map showing affected area for special marine warning
Map showing affected area for special marine warning

Read the full alert from NWS

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a

  • Special Marine Warning for:
    Coastal waters from Little River Inlet to Murrells Inlet SC out 20
    nm
  • Until 1030 AM EDT.
  • At 952 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing
    waterspouts was located over Belky Bear, moving north at 35 knots.

    HAZARD: Waterspouts and wind gusts to 40 knots.

    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:
    Belky Bear, Myrtle Beach Rock and Myrtle Beach.

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