Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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773 FZUS72 KCHS 192218 MWSCHS MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 618 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016 AMZ374-192315- /O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0050.000000T0000Z-160519T2315Z/ 618 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016 ...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM EDT... FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS... WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 60 NM... AT 618 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 21 NM SOUTHEAST OF R2 TOWER...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 KNOTS. HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. THE STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS. && LAT...LON 3132 8026 3130 8013 3125 8016 3119 8024 3111 8028 3115 8044 3121 8038 TIME...MOT...LOC 2218Z 301DEG 43KT 3119 8021 HAIL...0.00IN WIND...>34KTS $$

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