Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
831 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 2016

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...
  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...

* UNTIL 1030 AM EDT

* AT 829 AM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS
  LOCATED NEAR HILTON HEAD REEF...OR 12 NM NORTHEAST OF SAVANNAH
  BUOY... MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 15 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...MARINER. AT 810 AM THE US COAST GUARD REPORTED SEEING
           MULTIPLE WATER SPOUTS ABOUT 4 TO 5 MILES OFF THE COAST OF
           HILTON HEAD 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...
  FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...             BETSY ROSS REEF...
  GENERAL GORDON...                 BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
  CHANNEL BUOY 5...                 GASKINS BANK WRECK...
  WHITEWATER REEF...                FRIPP INLET BUOY...
  GASKIN BANKS...                   HUNTING ISLAND REEF...
  FISH AMERICA...                   FRIPP ISLAND REEF...
  HILTON HEAD REEF...

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 3212 8086 3216 8077 3229 8061 3233 8049
      3242 8043 3219 8006 3172 8036 3183 8061
      3199 8089 3205 8093
TIME...MOT...LOC 1229Z 034DEG 14KT 3205 8060

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

$$



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