Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
924 AM EDT WED JUL 26 2017

AMZ350-352-261400-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0098.000000T0000Z-170726T1400Z/
924 AM EDT WED JUL 26 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 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...

AT 922 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WERE
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR EDISTO FORTY REEF TO 8 NM
WEST OF BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE NEARLY
STATIONARY.

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

SOURCE...LIFEGUARDS REPORTED A WATERSPOUT OFF HILTON HEAD ISLAND
         AROUND 830 AM.

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...
BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...          HUNTING ISLAND REEF...
FRIPP ISLAND REEF...              FISH AMERICA...
LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...             PELICAN BANK...
EDISTO SIXTY REEF...              KIAWAH REEF...
N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...       GASKIN BANKS...
GENERAL GORDON...                 FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...
GASKINS BANK WRECK...             FRIPP INLET BUOY...
DEVEAUX BANK...                   EDISTO FORTY 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 3242 7972 3199 8067 3215 8082 3216 8077
      3225 8069 3232 8067 3232 8064 3229 8061
      3234 8048 3247 8051 3251 8044 3256 8036
      3252 8032 3258 8022 3266 7999
TIME...MOT...LOC 1322Z 227DEG 2KT 3238 8016 3215 8065

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

$$



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