Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1246 AM EDT WED MAR 22 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 SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...
  INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...

* UNTIL 215 AM EDT

* AT 1246 AM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 9 NM NORTH OF FRIPP INLET BUOY TO 6 NM NORTH OF
  CHANNEL BUOY 5...MOVING EAST AT 50 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER AND SMALL HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  TUG RIO CARONI...                 BUOY B L...
  BUOY K C...                       DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...
  BUOY J...                         BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
  BETSY ROSS REEF...                K T K BUOY...
  SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...           D U A BUOY...
  FRIPP ISLAND REEF...              FISH AMERICA...
  SAILBOAT JUPITER...               PELICAN BANK...
  BUOY B H...                       MOTHERLODE BARGE...
  C A T BUOY...                     110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
  WASSAW SOUND BUOY...              TUG RIO APON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 AM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3217 8076 3225 8069 3232 8066 3229 8061
      3234 8048 3250 8054 3254 8051 3229 7992
      3221 8012 3205 8024 3194 8047 3188 8054
      3157 8081 3124 8096 3132 8134
TIME...MOT...LOC 0446Z 290DEG 52KT 3249 8048 3209 8080

HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$

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