Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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

AMZ352-354-232330-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0048.000000T0000Z-170523T2330Z/
610 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 730 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 608 PM EDT...A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING A TORNADIC WATERSPOUT WAS
LOCATED NEAR CHANNEL BUOY 5...OR 8 NM NORTH OF SAVANNAH
BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS. LAW ENFORCEMENT EARLIER SPOTTED A
TORNADO NEAR FORT PULASKI.

HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS...WIND GUSTS 40 KNOTS OR GREATER...AND LARGE
         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. LARGE HAIL COULD
         RESULT IN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BUOY K C...                       BUOY J...
BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...          BETSY ROSS REEF...
D U A BUOY...                     FRIPP ISLAND REEF...
BUOY L...                         FISH AMERICA...
SAILBOAT JUPITER...               PELICAN BANK...
MOTHERLODE BARGE...               C A T BUOY...
110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...        WASSAW SOUND BUOY...
TUG RIO APON...                   GASKIN BANKS...
GENERAL GORDON...                 FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...
GASKINS BANK WRECK...             C C A BUOY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3208 8095 3215 8086 3216 8077
      3225 8069 3232 8067 3229 8061 3234 8048
      3259 8057 3252 8047 3261 8041 3249 8031
      3248 8033 3229 7992 3222 8010 3204 8025
      3194 8047 3172 8064 3159 8080 3174 8116
TIME...MOT...LOC 2208Z 250DEG 28KT 3206 8084

WATERSPOUT...OBSERVED
HAIL...>.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$



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