Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
243 PM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

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 445 PM EDT

* AT 241 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR HILTON HEAD REEF...OR 8 NM NORTHEAST
  OF SAVANNAH BUOY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 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...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 BUOY B L...
  BUOY K C...                       DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...
  BUOY J...                         BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
  BETSY ROSS REEF...                K T K BUOY...
  SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...           D U A BUOY...
  FRIPP ISLAND REEF...              BUOY L...
  FISH AMERICA...                   SAILBOAT JUPITER...
  PELICAN BANK...                   BUOY B H...
  MOTHERLODE BARGE...               C A T BUOY...
  110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...        WASSAW SOUND BUOY...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA...AND SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3145 8136 3144 8128 3161 8118 3173 8116
      3198 8089 3204 8095 3210 8092 3216 8077
      3232 8067 3229 8061 3234 8048 3259 8056
      3229 7991 3222 8010 3204 8025 3188 8054
      3172 8064 3156 8082 3124 8094 3133 8143
TIME...MOT...LOC 1841Z 226DEG 51KT 3203 8068

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

$$

CB


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