Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
827 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...
  WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1030 AM EDT

* AT 826 AM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED NEAR D R H BUOY...OR 17 NM WEST OF R2
  TOWER... MOVING SOUTH AT 10 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...          FERRY BOAT JANET...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 BUOY B L...
  C A T BUOY...                     D R H BUOY...
  BUOY B H...                       BUOY J...
  K T K BUOY...                     TUG ELMIRA...
  SAPELO BUOY S...                  STEEL BARGE MODENA...
  HONEY BARGE...                    DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...
  ST CATHERINES BUOY 3...           JOHN BIRD...
  SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...           TUG RIO APON...
  BUOY GRS...                       A L T BUOY...

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 3138 8129 3149 8122 3176 8113 3160 8067
      3122 8080 3128 8123 3129 8133
TIME...MOT...LOC 1226Z 022DEG 9KT 3134 8091

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

$$



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