Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WHUS52 KCHS 192051 SMWCHS AMZ374-192215- /O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0049.160519T2051Z-160519T2215Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL MARINE WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 451 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A * SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR... WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO 60 NM... * UNTIL 615 PM EDT * AT 451 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR R2 TOWER...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 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... R2 TOWER... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY. && LAT...LON 3148 8071 3162 8055 3155 8009 3119 8038 3136 8070 TIME...MOT...LOC 2051Z 296DEG 17KT 3147 8060 WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE HAIL...0.00IN WIND...>34KTS $$

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