Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
514 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

AMZ352-172200-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0045.000000T0000Z-160517T2200Z/
514 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
COASTAL WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM...

AT 514 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
WAS LOCATED NEAR BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...OR 14 NM NORTHEAST OF
SAVANNAH BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS.

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

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...
FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...             BETSY ROSS REEF...
GENERAL GORDON...                 HUNTING ISLAND REEF...
BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...          FRIPP ISLAND REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3199 8064 3212 8070 3236 8030 3212 8017
TIME...MOT...LOC 2114Z 247DEG 17KT 3208 8057

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

$$



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