Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1045 AM EDT THU JUL 21 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...

* UNTIL 1145 AM EDT

* AT 1045 AM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED OVER CHANNEL BUOY 5...OR NEAR SAVANNAH BUOY...MOVING
  SOUTHWEST AT 5 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...
  SEA BUOY OS...                    BUOY L...
  SEA BUOY 2W...                    WASSAW SOUND BUOY...
  TUG MATT TURECAMO...              CHANNEL BUOY 5...
  C C A BUOY...                     110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
  MOTHERLODE BARGE...               BUOY K C...
  SAVANNAH BUOY...                  SAILBOAT JUPITER...
  D U A BUOY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3204 8095 3207 8095 3211 8091
      3193 8048 3188 8052 3188 8054 3183 8056
      3172 8064 3163 8075 3178 8112
TIME...MOT...LOC 1445Z 027DEG 9KT 3203 8075

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

$$

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