Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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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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