Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FZUS72 KCHS 240149
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
949 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

AMZ374-240158-
/O.CAN.KCHS.MA.W.0053.000000T0000Z-170524T0230Z/
949 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE...
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
60 NM...

THE THUNDERSTORM WILL SHIFT NORTH OF THE WARNED AREA AND NO LONGER
POSES A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO BOATERS.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA...AND SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3203 8093 3214 8015 3185 8011
      3183 8043 3188 8053 3182 8057 3179 8087
      3191 8097
TIME...MOT...LOC 0148Z 254DEG 46KT 3196 8071

$$

AMZ352-354-372-240230-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0053.000000T0000Z-170524T0230Z/
949 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1030 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
COASTAL WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...
INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 40
NM...

AT 948 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR CHANNEL BUOY 5...OR NEAR SAVANNAH
BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 45 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...
MOTHERLODE BARGE...               BUOY K C...
HILTON HEAD REEF...               110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
SAVANNAH BUOY...                  WASSAW SOUND BUOY...
WHITEWATER REEF...                BETSY ROSS REEF...
CHANNEL BUOY 5...                 SAILBOAT JUPITER...
SEA BUOY 2W...

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.

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA...AND SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3203 8093 3214 8015 3185 8011
      3183 8043 3188 8053 3182 8057 3179 8087
      3191 8097
TIME...MOT...LOC 0148Z 254DEG 46KT 3196 8071

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

$$



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