Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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

AMZ350-240130-
/O.CAN.KCHS.MA.W.0052.000000T0000Z-170524T0215Z/
920 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

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

THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
NM...

THE THUNDERSTORMS HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA AND NO LONGER
POSE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO BOATERS.

LAT...LON 3246 7898 3231 7928 3233 7938 3247 7942
      3271 7922 3278 7912 3284 7907 3295 7894
      3280 7863
TIME...MOT...LOC 0120Z 255DEG 28KT 3291 7871 3244 7933

$$

AMZ370-240215-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0052.000000T0000Z-170524T0215Z/
920 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 PM EDT...

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

AT 920 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR HORSESHOE
REEF TO DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...MOVING EAST AT 30 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 MID SHELF...               Y-73 REEF...
DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...           COMANCHE REEF...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3246 7898 3231 7928 3233 7938 3247 7942
      3271 7922 3278 7912 3284 7907 3295 7894
      3280 7863
TIME...MOT...LOC 0120Z 255DEG 28KT 3291 7871 3244 7933

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

$$

MTE



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