Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
325 PM EDT MON MAY 22 2017

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...

* UNTIL 530 PM EDT

* AT 325 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 17 NM NORTHWEST OF DOBOY SOUND BUOY D TO 14 NM
  SOUTHWEST OF JEKYLL ISLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 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...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 BUOY B L...
  BUOY K C...                       DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...
  BUOY J...                         K T K BUOY...
  SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...           D U A BUOY...
  BUOY L...                         SAILBOAT JUPITER...
  BUOY B H...                       MOTHERLODE BARGE...
  C A T BUOY...                     110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
  WASSAW SOUND BUOY...              TUG RIO APON...
  C C A BUOY...                     JOHN BIRD...
  D R H BUOY...                     SAPELO BUOY S...

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 3139 8144 3144 8139 3146 8133 3143 8128
      3161 8118 3174 8116 3198 8089 3202 8087
      3188 8054 3172 8064 3157 8081 3139 8087
      3124 8095 3128 8123 3128 8132 3130 8137
      3128 8138 3131 8144
TIME...MOT...LOC 1925Z 212DEG 24KT 3150 8148 3086 8157

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

$$



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