Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1009 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 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 SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
  NM...
  WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
  40 NM...
  WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
  20 NM TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 1145 PM EDT

* AT 1008 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR EDISTO SIXTY
  REEF...OR 10 NM NORTHWEST OF EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...MOVING EAST AT 25
  KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS AND SMALL HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN HIGH
           WINDS. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN SUDDENLY HIGHER
           WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  EDISTO SIXTY REEF...              EDISTO FORTY REEF...
  DEVEAUX BANK...                   N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...
  KIAWAH REEF...                    LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...
  EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

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

LAT...LON 3231 7929 3214 7950 3204 7966 3194 7989
      3224 8018 3254 8029 3258 8022 3264 8002
      3270 7993
TIME...MOT...LOC 0208Z 256DEG 26KT 3233 8002

HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...50KTS

$$



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