Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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

AMZ350-352-354-370-372-374-172345-
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625 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 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...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
NM...
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 40
NM...
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
60 NM...
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
20 NM TO 40 NM...

AT 624 PM EDT...THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT WAS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM NEAR EDISTO FORTY REEF TO NEAR BETSY ROSS REEF TO 12 NM
WEST OF SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 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...
BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...          R7 TOWER...
BUOY B L...                       C A T BUOY...
TUG SENASQUA...                   D R H BUOY...
BUOY B H...                       TUG MATT TURECAMO...
FRIPP ISLAND REEF...              HILTON HEAD REEF...
TUG ELMIRA...                     EDISTO SIXTY REEF...
DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...             JOHN BIRD...
SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...           CHANNEL BUOY 5...
TUG RIO APON...                   110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
D U A BUOY...                     SEA BUOY OS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

LAT...LON 3144 8139 3144 8128 3161 8118 3175 8115
      3198 8089 3206 8063 3214 8044 3232 8037
      3254 8021 3232 7927 3204 7966 3195 7987
      3171 8014 3169 8010 3123 8087 3130 8137
      3130 8138 3128 8138 3131 8144
TIME...MOT...LOC 2224Z 240DEG 43KT 3244 8011 3198 8040 3153 8136

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

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