Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
357 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

AMZ352-354-202030-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0025.000000T0000Z-150520T2030Z/
357 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM 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...

AT 357 PM EDT...METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT...
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR HILTON HEAD REEF TO NEAR C A
T BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 20 KT.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SEA BUOY OS...SEA BUOY 2W...BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...FERRY BOAT
JANET...BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...BUOY B L...C A T BUOY...WHITEWATER
REEF...BUOY J...TUG MATT TURECAMO...HILTON HEAD REEF...TUG ELMIRA...
BETSY ROSS REEF...C C A BUOY...CHANNEL BUOY 5...TUG RIO APON...110
DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...MOTHERLODE BARGE...BUOY K C AND GASKINS BANK
WRECK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THESE STORMS PASS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.  IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

LAT...LON 3211 8077 3214 8031 3169 8068 3161 8078
      3156 8081 3152 8082 3160 8112 3184 8091
TIME...MOT...LOC 1957Z 278DEG 19KT 3203 8066 3162 8096

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