Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FZUS72 KCHS 192118
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
518 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016

AMZ374-192215-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0049.000000T0000Z-160519T2215Z/
518 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 518 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
WAS LOCATED NEAR R2 TOWER...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 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...
R2 TOWER...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3140 8057 3150 8058 3157 8049 3152 8011
      3119 8038 3133 8064
TIME...MOT...LOC 2118Z 300DEG 16KT 3140 8051

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

$$



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