Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1013 AM EDT SUN JUL 16 2017

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...

* UNTIL 1115 AM EDT

* AT 1009 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING MULTIPLE
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM FROM 6 NM
  NORTHEAST OF FRIPP ISLAND REEF TO NEAR HILTON HEAD REEF.
  THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OFF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COAST ARE IN A
  SIMILAR ENVIRONMENT AND COULD ALSO PRODUCE WATERSPOUTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  JOE SHUFORD REEF...               CAPERS REEF...
  BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...          HUNTING ISLAND REEF...
  BETSY ROSS REEF...                FRIPP ISLAND REEF...
  LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...             EDISTO SIXTY REEF...
  KIAWAH REEF...                    HILTON HEAD REEF...
  N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...       GENERAL GORDON...
  FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...             CHARLESTON SIXTY...
  EDISTO FORTY REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3269 7925 3267 7934 3259 7947 3231 7985
      3222 8010 3210 8018 3201 8029 3196 8041
      3200 8078 3246 8029 3278 7953
TIME...MOT...LOC 1409Z 254DEG 10KT 3235 8031 3209 8050

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

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