Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1133 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

AMZ350-352-370-240445-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0055.000000T0000Z-170524T0445Z/
1133 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 AM 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 SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 40 NM...

AT 1131 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 8 NM NORTH OF Y-73 REEF...OR 15 NM EAST OF
CAPERS REEF...MOVING EAST AT 40 KNOTS. ANOTHER STRONG STORM WAS 10
MILES SOUTH OF KIAWAH ISLAND...AND MOVING EAST AND NORTHEAST AT 40
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...
JOE SHUFORD REEF...               Y-73 REEF...
HUNTING ISLAND REEF...            CAPERS MID SHELF...
CHARLESTON SIXTY...               DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...
LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...             EDISTO SIXTY REEF...
COMANCHE REEF...                  KIAWAH REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3246 7898 3237 7916 3227 7985 3229 7990
      3224 8002 3219 8039 3235 8028 3243 8015
      3254 8007 3296 7895 3280 7863
TIME...MOT...LOC 0331Z 248DEG 41KT 3268 7927

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

$$



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