Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
454 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

AMZ330-350-352-354-020200-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
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-
454 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...AREAS OF FOG WILL IMPACT THE ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS AND
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH HARBORS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...

CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR FOG TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS
THE MARINE AREA TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...GIVEN AN EXTREMELY MOIST
ENVIRONMENT AND LOW STRATUS CLOUDS THAT LOWER FURTHER THROUGH THE
NIGHT.

FOG COULD BECOME DENSE DURING THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...AND
IF THE COVERAGE OF THE FOG IS EXTENSIVE ENOUGH THEN A MARINE BASED
DENSE FOG ADVISORY WOULD BE REQUIRED. THE PORTS OF CHARLESTON AND
SAVANNAH MAY BECOME CLOSED TO NAVIGATIONAL TRAFFIC AS A RESULT.

VISIBILITIES THROUGH 9 PM WILL BE AS LOW AS 1 TO 2 NM...AND COULD
LOWER TO LESS THAN 1 NM AND EVEN NEAR ZERO AT TIMES LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

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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