Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
540 PM EDT THU MAY 19 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 715 PM EDT

* AT 539 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 NM SOUTH OF
  R7 TOWER TO 12 NM SOUTHEAST OF R2 TOWER...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35
  KNOTS.

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

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY
           HAZARDOUS SEAS. BOATS COULD SUFFER SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
           DAMAGE IN HIGH WINDS. SMALL CRAFT COULD CAPSIZE IN
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY OPEN WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3118 8058 3126 8049 3121 8038 3146 8017
      3141 8004 3125 8016 3119 8024 3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 2139Z 300DEG 37KT 3139 8029 3122 8040

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

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