Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
454 PM EDT TUE MAY 17 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...

* UNTIL 600 PM EDT

* AT 453 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS AND WINDS 35 KT OR GREATER WAS LOCATED NEAR
  HILTON HEAD REEF...OR 11 NM NORTHEAST OF SAVANNAH BUOY...
  MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 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...
  FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...             BETSY ROSS REEF...
  GENERAL GORDON...                 BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
  GASKINS BANK WRECK...             GASKIN BANKS...
  HUNTING ISLAND REEF...            FISH AMERICA...
  FRIPP ISLAND REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3197 8071 3212 8078 3236 8030 3212 8017
TIME...MOT...LOC 2053Z 244DEG 18KT 3207 8066

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

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