Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1110 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

AMZ350-352-354-021215-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT
20 NM...INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1110 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...WIDESPREAD OF FOG WILL IMPACT THE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS AND
SAVANNAH HARBOR TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...

CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FOG TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS
THE MARINE AREA TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...GIVEN AN EXTREMELY MOIST
ENVIRONMENT AND LOW STRATUS CLOUDS THAT LOWER FURTHER THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

FOG COULD BECOME DENSE DURING THE OVERNIGHT...AND IF THE COVERAGE
OF THE FOG IS EXTENSIVE ENOUGH THEN A MARINE BASED DENSE FOG
ADVISORY WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE PORT OF SAVANNAH MAY BECOME
CLOSED TO NAVIGATIONAL TRAFFIC AS A RESULT.

VISIBILITIES THROUGH 5 AM WILL BE AS LOW AS 3/4 TO 1 1/2 NM...BUT
COULD LOWER TO LESS THAN 1/2 NM AND EVEN NEAR ZERO AT TIMES
OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS ARE URGED TO NAVIGATE WITH EXTREME CARE. IF YOU MUST
NAVIGATE IN THESE CONDITIONS...PROCEED WITH CAUTION. USE PROPER
FOG SIGNALS...INCLUDING FOG HORNS. MAKE SURE ALL NAVIGATIONAL
RUNNING LIGHTS ARE ON.

PLEASE RELAY ANY REPORTS OF SEA FOG TO THE CHARLESTON OR TYBEE
ISLAND COAST GUARD STATIONS AND ASK THEM TO IMMEDIATELY FORWARD
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON.

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