Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WHUS52 KCHS 201815 SMWCHS AMZ352-354-201945- /O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0022.150520T1815Z-150520T1945Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL MARINE WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 215 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015 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... * UNTIL 345 PM EDT * AT 215 PM EDT...METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT AND LARGE HAIL...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR PARRIS ISLAND REEF TO NEAR WASSAW SOUND BUOY...MOVING SOUTH AT 10 KT. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SEA BUOY 2W...GENERAL GORDON...CHANNEL BUOY 5...110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...MOTHERLODE BARGE...BUOY K C...GASKINS BANK WRECK... WHITEWATER REEF...SAILBOAT JUPITER...GASKIN BANKS...SAVANNAH BUOY...FISH AMERICA AND HILTON HEAD REEF. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AS THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS. && LAT...LON 3197 8086 3200 8084 3202 8084 3202 8088 3206 8093 3205 8091 3212 8084 3211 8081 3214 8075 3222 8066 3223 8063 3226 8065 3230 8065 3226 8064 3226 8062 3231 8049 3225 8039 3178 8078 3186 8100 TIME...MOT...LOC 1815Z 345DEG 10KT 3229 8069 3201 8090 $$ JAQ

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