Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
242 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

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/O.NEW.KCHS.GL.W.0022.141224T0742Z-141225T0300Z/
/O.UPG.KCHS.GL.A.0021.141224T1500Z-141225T1000Z/
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
242 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A GALE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. THE GALE WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS AND SEAS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH
  FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 KNOTS. SEAS BUILDING 6 TO 9 FEET. THE
  HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 40 AND 60 NM.

* IMPACTS...GALE FORCE WINDS AND HIGH SEAS CAN PRODUCE DANGEROUS
  CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

GALE FORCE WINDS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. MARINERS SHOULD ALTER
PLANS TO AVOID THESE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS. REMAIN IN PORT OR SEEK
SAFE HARBOR.

&&

$$

AMZ350-352-241545-
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/O.CON.KCHS.MF.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-141224T2200Z/
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
242 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THURSDAY...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITY...1 NM OR LESS IN AREAS OF DENSE SEA FOG. LOCALLY
  NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* FOG IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE
  HAZARDOUS NAVIGATION CONDITIONS.

* WIND AND SEA IMPACTS...WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE
  HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DURING A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

THE RISK FOR GALE FORCE WINDS HAS INCREASED. MARINERS SHOULD
CONSIDER ALTERING PLANS TO AVOID POSSIBLE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

AMZ354-241545-
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/O.CON.KCHS.MF.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-141224T2200Z/
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT
20 NM...INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
242 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THURSDAY...
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* VISIBILITY...1 NM OR LESS IN AREAS OF DENSE SEA FOG. LOCALLY
  NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* FOG IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE
  HAZARDOUS NAVIGATION CONDITIONS.

* WIND AND SEA IMPACTS...WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE
  HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU MUST NAVIGATE...PROCEED WITH CAUTION. USE PROPER FOG
SIGNALS. MAKE SURE ALL RUNNING LIGHTS ARE ON. REMEMBER TO USE
YOUR RADAR AND COMPASS.

DURING A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

AMZ330-241545-
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CHARLESTON HARBOR-
242 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

* IMPACTS...WIND AND OR WAVE CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS TO
  SMALL CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DURING A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY...INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...
ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS...SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.

&&

$$







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