Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WHUS52 KCHS 040209 SMWCHS AMZ350-352-370-372-040345- /O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0040.160504T0209Z-160504T0345Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL MARINE WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 1009 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 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 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 SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 40 NM... * UNTIL 1145 PM EDT * AT 1008 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR EDISTO SIXTY REEF...OR 10 NM NORTHWEST OF EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS. HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND SMALL HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... EDISTO SIXTY REEF... EDISTO FORTY REEF... DEVEAUX BANK... N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF... KIAWAH REEF... LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS... EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE EXPECTED. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS. && A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA. LAT...LON 3231 7929 3214 7950 3204 7966 3194 7989 3224 8018 3254 8029 3258 8022 3264 8002 3270 7993 TIME...MOT...LOC 0208Z 256DEG 26KT 3233 8002 HAIL...<.75IN WIND...50KTS $$

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