Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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175 FZUS72 KCHS 191142 MWSCHS MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 742 AM EDT TUE JUL 19 2016 AMZ350-352-354-191600- 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- 742 AM EDT TUE JUL 19 2016 ...ISOLATED WATERSPOUTS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING... AT 730 AM EDT...SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS A BAND OF TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS OVER THE NEARSHORE COASTAL WATERS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE CHARLESTON HARBOR TO NEAR OSSABAW ISLAND. DOPPLER RADAR ALSO INDICATED THAT SHOWERS HAVE DEVELOPED WITHIN THIS LINE. ISOLATED...BRIEF WATER SPOUTS COULD FORM ALONG THIS LINE OF TOWERING CUMULUS AND SHOWERS THROUGH LATE MORNING. AS THE LAND BREEZE WEAKENS AND A SEA BREEZE FORMS AROUND MIDDAY THE POTENTIAL FOR WATERSPOUTS WILL DIMINISH. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IF WATERSPOUTS OCCUR...MOVE YOUR BOAT AWAY FROM THE WATERSPOUT. REMEMBER THAT WATERSPOUTS CAN DEVELOP RAPIDLY AND PRODUCE WINDS AND SEAS THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR VESSELS AND EVERYONE ONBOARD. REPORT WATERSPOUTS TO THE COAST GUARD AND ASK THEM TO RELAY THE REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON. && $$

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