Marine Weather Statement
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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
932 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

AMZ352-354-372-301400-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0109.000000T0000Z-160830T1400Z/
932 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 AM 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 929 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR WASSAW SOUND BUOY TO NEAR
BETSY ROSS REEF...MOVING NORTH AT 5 KNOTS.

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

SOURCE...WATERSPOUT REPORTED BY LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS.

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...
SEA BUOY OS...                    SEA BUOY 2W...
GENERAL GORDON...                 BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
WASSAW SOUND BUOY...              WHITEWATER REEF...
HUNTING ISLAND REEF...            HILTON HEAD REEF...
BETSY ROSS REEF...                CHANNEL BUOY 5...
110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...        MOTHERLODE BARGE...
BUOY K C...                       GASKINS BANK WRECK...
SAILBOAT JUPITER...               GASKIN BANKS...
SAVANNAH BUOY...                  D U A BUOY...
FISH AMERICA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3204 8095 3208 8095 3226 8030
      3198 8019 3174 8102 3182 8107
TIME...MOT...LOC 1329Z 167DEG 6KT 3187 8098 3206 8030

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

$$

CB



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