Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
719 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

AMZ354-232329-
/O.CAN.KCHS.MA.W.0049.000000T0000Z-170524T0000Z/
719 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...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 MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA. ADDITIONAL
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING.

LAT...LON 3145 8082 3158 8080 3172 8064 3192 8049
      3204 8024 3222 8010 3229 7990 3213 7951
      3195 7987 3171 8014 3158 7988 3133 8033
TIME...MOT...LOC 2319Z 249DEG 60KT 3233 8009 3157 8072

$$

AMZ372-374-240000-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0049.000000T0000Z-170524T0000Z/
719 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 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 719 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM EDISTO SIXTY REEF TO NEAR BUOY J...MOVING
EAST AT 60 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...AND SMALL
         HAIL.

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...
SAYLER BARGE...                   TUG DELTA DIAMOND...
R7 TOWER...                       EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...
HONEY BARGE...                    TUG SENASQUA...
LATEX BARGE...                    DREDGE HENRY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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 3145 8082 3158 8080 3172 8064 3192 8049
      3204 8024 3222 8010 3229 7990 3213 7951
      3195 7987 3171 8014 3158 7988 3133 8033
TIME...MOT...LOC 2319Z 249DEG 60KT 3233 8009 3157 8072

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$


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