Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
344 PM EDT WED JUL 20 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 545 PM EDT

* AT 344 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 11 NM NORTHWEST
  OF CHANNEL BUOY 5...OR 12 NM NORTH OF WASSAW SOUND BUOY...MOVING
  SOUTH AT 5 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SEA BUOY 2W...                    WHITEWATER REEF...
  GASKIN BANKS...                   SAVANNAH BUOY...
  CHANNEL BUOY 5...                 WASSAW SOUND BUOY...

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.

&&

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3204 8095 3207 8095 3215 8085
      3215 8073 3189 8060 3183 8088 3186 8103
TIME...MOT...LOC 1944Z 354DEG 7KT 3212 8092

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

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