Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
841 AM EDT MON JUL 17 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...
  INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...

* UNTIL 945 AM EDT

* AT 840 AM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...OR 22 NM SOUTH
  OF WASSAW SOUND BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 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...
  BUOY B L...                       BUOY J...
  K T K BUOY...                     SAPELO BUOY S...
  D U A BUOY...                     STEEL BARGE MODENA...
  TUG ELMIRA...                     C A T BUOY...
  FERRY BOAT JANET...               TUG RIO APON...
  BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...          ST CATHERINES BUOY 3...
  SEA BUOY OS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3145 8095 3159 8115 3186 8092 3171 8067
TIME...MOT...LOC 1240Z 234DEG 14KT 3156 8103

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

$$

JMC



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