Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FZUS72 KCHS 201840
MWSCHS

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

AMZ352-354-201945-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0022.000000T0000Z-150520T1945Z/
240 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

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

AT 239 PM EDT...METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT...
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR PARRIS ISLAND REEF TO NEAR
WASSAW SOUND BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 10 KT.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SEA BUOY 2W...GENERAL GORDON...CHANNEL BUOY 5...110 DEGREE OLYMPIC
BUOY...MOTHERLODE BARGE...BUOY K C...GASKINS BANK WRECK...WHITEWATER
REEF...SAILBOAT JUPITER...GASKIN BANKS...SAVANNAH BUOY...FISH AMERICA
AND HILTON HEAD REEF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS
AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE UNTIL
THESE STORMS PASS.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3202 8088 3206 8093 3205 8091 3212 8084
      3211 8081 3214 8075 3222 8066 3223 8063
      3226 8065 3230 8065 3226 8064 3226 8062
      3231 8049 3225 8039 3178 8078 3186 8100
      3197 8086 3200 8084 3202 8084
TIME...MOT...LOC 1839Z 274DEG 12KT 3230 8063 3190 8098

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