Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
542 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016

AMZ374-192215-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0049.000000T0000Z-160519T2215Z/
542 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
60 NM...

AT 541 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 NM SOUTH OF R7 TOWER TO 11
NM SOUTHEAST OF R2 TOWER...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...AND SMALL
         HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
         HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
         DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN SUDDENLY
         HIGHER WAVES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3133 8046 3141 8039 3148 8031 3146 8016
      3119 8038 3125 8050
TIME...MOT...LOC 2141Z 292DEG 43KT 3139 8028 3123 8043

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...50KTS

$$



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