Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 FZUS72 KCHS 181658 MWSCHS MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 1258 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016 AMZ354-181707- /O.CAN.KCHS.MA.W.0091.000000T0000Z-160718T1745Z/ 1258 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016 ...THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED... THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE... COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM... INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY... THE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE WEAKENED AND NO LONGER POSE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO BOATERS. LAT...LON 3116 8054 3152 8075 3188 8052 3194 8047 3213 8009 3197 7982 3171 8014 3158 7988 3146 7995 3142 8004 3111 8028 TIME...MOT...LOC 1657Z 185DEG 5KT 3209 8011 3158 8046 3145 8104 $$ AMZ372-374-181745- /O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0091.000000T0000Z-160718T1745Z/ 1258 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016 ...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM EDT... FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS... WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 40 NM... WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 60 NM... AT 1257 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 14 NM SOUTHEAST OF HUNTING ISLAND REEF TO 13 NM NORTHEAST OF R2 TOWER TO 6 NM WEST OF SAPELO BUOY S...MOVING NORTH AT 5 KNOTS. HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... R7 TOWER... R2 TOWER... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE EXPECTED. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS. && LAT...LON 3116 8054 3152 8075 3188 8052 3194 8047 3213 8009 3197 7982 3171 8014 3158 7988 3146 7995 3142 8004 3111 8028 TIME...MOT...LOC 1657Z 185DEG 5KT 3209 8011 3158 8046 3145 8104 WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE HAIL...0.00IN WIND...>34KTS $$

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