Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1117 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 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...

* UNTIL 115 PM EDT

* AT 1116 AM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED OVER SEA BUOY OS...OR NEAR WASSAW SOUND BUOY. THE SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY.

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

  SOURCE...EMERGENCY MANGEMENT. AT 1110 AM, CHATHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY
           MANAGEMENT REPORTED A WATERSPOUT OFF TYBEE ISLAND.

  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...
  SEA BUOY OS...                    SEA BUOY 2W...
  BUOY L...                         BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...
  FERRY BOAT JANET...               WASSAW SOUND BUOY...
  LATEX BARGE...                    BUOY B L...
  C A T BUOY...                     BUOY J...
  TUG MATT TURECAMO...              TUG ELMIRA...
  SAPELO BUOY S...                  ST CATHERINES BUOY 3...
  C C A BUOY...                     CHANNEL BUOY 5...
  TUG RIO APON...                   110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
  MOTHERLODE BARGE...               BUOY K C...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3171 8116 3203 8085 3188 8053 3171 8064
      3171 8066 3160 8079 3156 8082 3150 8082
      3144 8085 3162 8116
TIME...MOT...LOC 1516Z 009DEG 2KT 3181 8092

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

$$



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