Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1208 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

AMZ350-352-354-171900-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT
20 NM...INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1208 PM EST TUE JAN 17 2017

...PATCHES OF DENSE SEA FOG LINGER ALONG THE COAST...

SATELLITE DATA AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS SHOW MUCH OF THE SEA FOG
THAT DEVELOPED OVER THE COASTAL WATERS OVERNIGHT HAS DISSIPATED.
HOWEVER...PATCHES OF DENSE SEA FOG CONTINUE TO IMPACT MANY OF THE
INLAND BAYS AND WATERWAYS OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA. THIS INCLUDES PORT ROYAL SOUND...SAINT HELENA
SOUND AS WELL AS PARTS OF THE SAVANNAH HARBOR...OSSABAW SOUND...
SAINT CATHERINES SOUND AND SAPELO SOUND. VISIBILITIES IN THE FOG
ARE LESS THAN 1 NM. CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE AS THE AFTERNOON
PROGRESSES...HOWEVER MARINERS MUST REMAIN ALERT FOR RAPIDLY
CHANGING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY IF TRAVELING THROUGH THE
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS ARE URGED TO NAVIGATE WITH EXTREME CARE. IF YOU MUST
NAVIGATE IN THESE CONDITIONS...PROCEED WITH CAUTION. USE PROPER
FOG SIGNALS...INCLUDING FOG HORNS. MAKE SURE ALL NAVIGATIONAL
RUNNING LIGHTS ARE ON.

PLEASE RELAY ANY REPORTS OF SEA FOG TO THE CHARLESTON OR TYBEE
ISLAND COAST GUARD STATIONS AND ASK THEM TO IMMEDIATELY FORWARD
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON.

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