Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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318 WHUS52 KCHS 172147 SMWCHS AMZ350-352-354-370-372-374-172345- /O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0046.160517T2147Z-160517T2345Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL MARINE WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 547 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A * SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR... 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... * UNTIL 745 PM EDT * AT 546 PM EDT...THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BETSY ROSS REEF TO 31 NM NORTHWEST OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND...MOVING EAST AT 40 KNOTS. HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 35 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... R7 TOWER... BUOY B L... C A T BUOY... FRIPP INLET BUOY... BUOY B H... FRIPP ISLAND REEF... HILTON HEAD REEF... EDISTO SIXTY REEF... DOBOY SOUND BUOY D... TUG RIO APON... FRIPP ISLAND WRECK... SEA BUOY 2W... BUOY L... EDISTO FORTY REEF... BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF... TUG RIO CARONI... BUOY J... K T K BUOY... SAPELO BUOY S... STEEL BARGE MODENA... 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 3208 8095 3216 8077 3226 8069 3234 8049 3237 8049 3254 8021 3232 7927 3204 7966 3195 7987 3171 8014 3169 8010 3123 8087 3129 8135 3128 8138 3131 8144 TIME...MOT...LOC 2146Z 258DEG 42KT 3213 8040 3149 8188 WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE HAIL...0.00IN WIND...>34KTS $$

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