Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
753 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

AMZ330-240001-
/O.CAN.KCHS.MA.W.0050.000000T0000Z-170524T0045Z/
753 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE...
CHARLESTON HARBOR...

THE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA.
ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3246 7898 3231 7928 3210 7956 3251 8047
      3259 8038 3252 8032 3258 8022 3267 7989
      3291 7964 3297 7965 3306 7955 3303 7940
      3312 7933 3280 7863
TIME...MOT...LOC 2351Z 261DEG 33KT 3297 7950 3233 7990

$$

AMZ350-352-370-372-240045-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0050.000000T0000Z-170524T0045Z/
753 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
COASTAL WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
NM...
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 40
NM...
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 40 NM...

AT 751 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 NM NORTHEAST OF BULL BREAKERS TO NEAR
EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...MOVING EAST AT 35 KNOTS.

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

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...
CAPERS ISLAND BUOY...             JOE SHUFORD REEF...
Y-73 REEF...                      CAPERS REEF...
BULL BREAKERS...                  CHARLESTON NEARSHORE REEF...
EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...           CAPERS MID SHELF...
AIR FORCE REEF...                 JIMMY LELAND TUG...
LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...             EDISTO SIXTY REEF...
COMANCHE REEF...                  KIAWAH REEF...
HECTOR REEF...                    N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...
CHARLESTON COASTAL ANGLERS...     CHARLESTON SIXTY...
DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...           RATTLESNAKE SHOAL...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3246 7898 3231 7928 3210 7956 3251 8047
      3259 8038 3252 8032 3258 8022 3267 7989
      3291 7964 3297 7965 3306 7955 3303 7940
      3312 7933 3280 7863
TIME...MOT...LOC 2351Z 261DEG 33KT 3297 7950 3233 7990

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$


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