Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
353 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

AMZ374-240500-
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/O.NEW.KCHS.GL.A.0021.141224T1500Z-141225T1000Z/
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
353 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A GALE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS AND SEAS...GALE FORCE GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS ARE POSSIBLE
  WEDNESDAY...MAINLY BEYOND 40 NM. SEAS AS HIGH AS 8 FEET ARE ALSO
  POSSIBLE.

* 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.

&&

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AMZ330-240500-
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CHARLESTON HARBOR-
353 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* VISIBILITY...1/4 NM OR LESS AT TIMES...OCCASIONALLY NEAR ZERO.

* IMPACTS...LOW VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE HAZARDOUS
  NAVIGATION CONDITIONS. CHARLESTON HARBOR REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO
  POOR VISIBILITY.

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.

&&

$$

AMZ350-352-354-240500-
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WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT
20 NM...INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
353 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1/4 NM...LOCALLY NEAR ZERO...MAINLY
  WITHIN 10 TO 15 NM OF THE COAST.

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

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.

&&

$$






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