Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1146 AM EDT MON JUL 18 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...
  INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...
  WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
  40 NM...
  WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 145 PM EDT

* AT 1145 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 13 NM
  NORTHEAST OF R7 TOWER TO 7 NM NORTHEAST OF R2 TOWER TO NEAR D R H
  BUOY...MOVING NORTH AT 5 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WATERSPOUTS AND WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY
           HIGHER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BUOY L...                         BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...
  R2 TOWER...                       FERRY BOAT JANET...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 R7 TOWER...
  LATEX BARGE...                    DREDGE HENRY...
  TUG SENASQUA...                   D R H BUOY...
  BUOY J...                         TUG MATT TURECAMO...
  K T K BUOY...                     TUG ELMIRA...
  SAPELO BUOY S...                  STEEL BARGE MODENA...
  HONEY BARGE...                    JOHN BIRD...
  C C A BUOY...                     TUG RIO APON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
EXPECTED.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3128 8121 3159 8102 3188 8052 3194 8047
      3213 8009 3197 7982 3171 8014 3158 7988
      3146 7995 3142 8004 3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 1545Z 185DEG 5KT 3199 8012 3148 8047 3135 8104

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

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