Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1225 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

AMZ354-372-374-181745-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0091.000000T0000Z-160718T1745Z/
1225 PM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
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...
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
60 NM...

AT 1224 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 15 NM EAST OF
BETSY ROSS REEF TO 10 NM NORTHEAST OF R2 TOWER TO 6 NM NORTHWEST OF
D R H BUOY... MOVING NORTH AT 5 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...
BUOY L...                         BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...
R2 TOWER...                       FERRY BOAT JANET...
TUG RIO CARONI...                 R7 TOWER...
LATEX BARGE...                    DREDGE HENRY...
TUG SENASQUA...                   D R H BUOY...
BUOY J...                         TUG MATT TURECAMO...
K T K BUOY...                     TUG ELMIRA...
SAPELO BUOY S...                  STEEL BARGE MODENA...
HONEY BARGE...                    JOHN BIRD...
C C A BUOY...                     TUG RIO APON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3128 8121 3159 8102 3188 8052 3194 8047
      3213 8009 3197 7982 3171 8014 3158 7988
      3146 7995 3142 8004 3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 1624Z 185DEG 5KT 3204 8011 3153 8046 3140 8104

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

$$



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