Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FZUS72 KCHS 201853
MWSCHS

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
253 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

AMZ330-350-201945-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0023.000000T0000Z-150520T1945Z/
253 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM EDT...

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

AT 253 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT...LOCATED 8 NM NORTH OF
STONO INSHORE REEF...OR 15 NM WEST OF RATTLESNAKE SHOAL...MOVING EAST
AT 10 KT.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BULL BREAKERS...CAPERS REEF...CAPERS ISLAND BUOY...CHARLESTON COASTAL
ANGLERS...RATTLESNAKE SHOAL...AIR FORCE REEF AND CHARLESTON NEARSHORE
REEF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THIS THUNDERSTORM MOVES OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY
WINDS AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE
UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3247 7974 3264 7998 3268 7989 3273 7987
      3276 7988 3275 7991 3281 7993 3276 7984
      3281 7973 3285 7970 3291 7957 3293 7957
      3294 7962 3301 7959 3304 7951 3300 7949
      3300 7944 3299 7942
TIME...MOT...LOC 1853Z 279DEG 11KT 3281 8004

$$

JAQ



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