Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
839 AM EDT WED JUL 26 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 SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
  NM...

* UNTIL 1000 AM EDT

* AT 837 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WERE
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR EDISTO FORTY REEF TO 9 NM
  NORTHWEST OF HILTON HEAD REEF...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 5 KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. ALSO...A WATERSPOUT WAS SPOTTED OFF
           HILTON HEAD ISLAND AROUND 830 AM, AND ADDITIONAL
           WATERSPOUTS ARE EXPECTED.

  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...
  BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...          HUNTING ISLAND REEF...
  FRIPP ISLAND REEF...              FISH AMERICA...
  LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...             PELICAN BANK...
  EDISTO SIXTY REEF...              KIAWAH REEF...
  N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...       GASKIN BANKS...
  GENERAL GORDON...                 FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...
  GASKINS BANK WRECK...             FRIPP INLET BUOY...
  DEVEAUX BANK...                   EDISTO FORTY REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

&&

LAT...LON 3242 7972 3199 8067 3215 8082 3216 8077
      3225 8069 3232 8067 3232 8064 3229 8061
      3234 8048 3247 8051 3251 8044 3256 8036
      3252 8032 3258 8022 3266 7999
TIME...MOT...LOC 1237Z 224DEG 6KT 3237 8018 3214 8067

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

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