Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
626 PM EDT WED JUL 22 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 830 PM EDT

* AT 626 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT...LOCATED NEAR WASSAW
  SOUND BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 20 KT.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SEA BUOY 2W...CHANNEL BUOY 5...WASSAW SOUND BUOY...110 DEGREE
  OLYMPIC BUOY...MOTHERLODE BARGE...BUOY K C...WHITEWATER REEF...
  SAILBOAT JUPITER AND SAVANNAH BUOY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THIS THUNDERSTORM MOVES OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY
WINDS AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE
UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

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

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
OFFICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3194 8091 3197 8086 3199 8086 3200 8084
      3203 8085 3202 8088 3204 8089 3205 8092
      3208 8087 3212 8084 3211 8082 3212 8079
      3195 8059 3172 8080 3189 8096
TIME...MOT...LOC 2226Z 290DEG 21KT 3202 8091

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