Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
322 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

AMZ352-354-172015-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0044.000000T0000Z-160517T2015Z/
322 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 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 321 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
WAS LOCATED OVER WASSAW SOUND BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS.
IN ADDITION...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER COASTAL CHATHAM COUNTY WILL
MOVE OFFSHORE. THESE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 35 KNOTS.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
         HAZARDOUS SEAS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SEA BUOY 2W...                    CHANNEL BUOY 5...
WASSAW SOUND BUOY...              GASKINS BANK WRECK...
WHITEWATER REEF...                GASKIN BANKS...
SAVANNAH BUOY...                  HILTON HEAD REEF...
FISH AMERICA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3204 8095 3208 8095 3215 8086
      3216 8077 3218 8075 3199 8047 3183 8094
      3188 8101
TIME...MOT...LOC 1921Z 236DEG 10KT 3192 8091

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

$$



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