Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
952 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

AMZ330-350-370-372-241445-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0032.000000T0000Z-170424T1445Z/
952 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 AM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
CHARLESTON HARBOR...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
NM...
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 40
NM...
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 40 NM...

AT 950 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR CAPERS
ISLAND BUOY TO RATTLESNAKE SHOAL TO 10 NM SOUTHEAST OF EDISTO
OFFSHORE REEF...MOVING NORTH AT 30 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...
CAPERS ISLAND BUOY...             JOE SHUFORD REEF...
CAPERS REEF...                    BULL BREAKERS...
CHARLESTON NEARSHORE REEF...      CHARLESTON COASTAL ANGLERS...
CAPERS MID SHELF...               CHARLESTON SIXTY...
DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...           AIR FORCE REEF...
RATTLESNAKE SHOAL...              COMANCHE REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3232 7925 3204 7966 3221 7977 3271 7991
      3277 7999 3284 7995 3285 7990 3279 7984
      3283 7976 3287 7972 3291 7964 3297 7965
      3305 7958 3307 7950
TIME...MOT...LOC 1350Z 191DEG 28KT 3285 7979 3274 7972 3213 7969

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

$$



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