Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1041 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
  NM...
  WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
  20 NM TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 1245 AM EDT

* AT 1039 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED NEAR KIAWAH REEF...OR 10 NM EAST OF N. EDISTO NEARSHORE
  REEF...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS. ADDITIONAL STORMS MOVING OFF OF
  BEAUFORT COUNTY MAY ALSO BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS.

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

  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...
  JOE SHUFORD REEF...               Y-73 REEF...
  CAPERS REEF...                    HUNTING ISLAND REEF...
  CHARLESTON NEARSHORE REEF...      CAPERS MID SHELF...
  FRIPP ISLAND REEF...              LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...
  PELICAN BANK...                   EDISTO SIXTY REEF...
  COMANCHE REEF...                  KIAWAH REEF...
  N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...       GENERAL GORDON...
  FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...             FRIPP INLET BUOY...
  CHARLESTON SIXTY...               DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...
  DEVEAUX BANK...                   EDISTO FORTY REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3246 7898 3237 7916 3227 7985 3229 7990
      3224 8002 3212 8084 3225 8069 3232 8067
      3229 8061 3235 8048 3249 8053 3255 8035
      3252 8032 3258 8022 3296 7895 3280 7863
TIME...MOT...LOC 0239Z 251DEG 32KT 3251 7989

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$



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