Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
956 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...
  INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...
  WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1130 AM EST

* AT 955 AM EST...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR ST
  CATHERINES BUOY 3 TO NEAR JEKYLL ISLAND...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER...AND SMALL
           HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  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...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 BUOY B L...
  SAYLER BARGE...                   BUOY K C...
  DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...             BUOY J...
  K T K BUOY...                     SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...
  TUG SENASQUA...                   D U A BUOY...
  LATEX BARGE...                    BUOY L...
  SAILBOAT JUPITER...               BUOY B H...
  MOTHERLODE BARGE...               C A T BUOY...
  110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...        WASSAW SOUND BUOY...
  TUG RIO APON...                   C C A BUOY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 AM EST FOR SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA.

LAT...LON 3145 8138 3146 8133 3144 8128 3161 8118
      3173 8116 3198 8089 3202 8091 3157 7989
      3146 7995 3142 8004 3111 8028 3123 8084
      3130 8137 3128 8138 3131 8144
TIME...MOT...LOC 1455Z 266DEG 30KT 3170 8113 3106 8146

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

CB



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