Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
737 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 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...
  WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
  20 NM TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 736 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 9 NM SOUTHEAST OF KIAWAH REEF TO 12 NM EAST OF R7
  TOWER TO NEAR BUOY J TO 8 NM NORTH OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND...MOVING
  SOUTHEAST AT 40 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 TENDER SAGEBRUSH...          R2 TOWER...
  R7 TOWER...                       C A T BUOY...
  TUG SENASQUA...                   D R H BUOY...
  BUOY B H...                       TUG MATT TURECAMO...
  TUG ELMIRA...                     DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...
  JOHN BIRD...                      SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...
  TUG RIO APON...                   BUOY L...
  FERRY BOAT JANET...               TUG RIO CARONI...
  LATEX BARGE...                    DREDGE HENRY...
  BUOY J...                         EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3131 8144 3178 8090 3197 8028 3228 7996
      3247 7963 3239 7911 3204 7966 3195 7987
      3171 8014 3158 7988 3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 2336Z 292DEG 41KT 3241 7985 3179 8004 3154 8074 3132
8136

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

$$


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