Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
718 PM 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 EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
  40 NM...
  WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 845 PM EST

* AT 718 PM EST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED OVER DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...OR 16 NM
  NORTHEAST OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

  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...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 SAYLER BARGE...
  DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...             BUOY J...
  K T K BUOY...                     SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...
  TUG SENASQUA...                   LATEX BARGE...
  BUOY L...                         BUOY B H...
  TUG RIO APON...                   C C A BUOY...
  JOHN BIRD...                      D R H BUOY...
  HONEY BARGE...                    SAPELO BUOY S...
  BUOY GRS...                       STEEL BARGE MODENA...
  DREDGE HENRY...                   R2 TOWER...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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 1000 PM EST FOR SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA.

LAT...LON 3123 8084 3130 8137 3129 8139 3144 8130
      3143 8128 3146 8126 3189 8056 3188 8052
      3190 8051 3174 8010 3171 8014 3158 7988
      3146 7995 3142 8004 3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 0018Z 240DEG 49KT 3135 8113

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

$$

MTE



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