Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WHUS52 KCHS 221517 SMWCHS AMZ354-221715- /O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0102.160722T1517Z-160722T1715Z/ 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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