Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
859 PM EDT TUE MAY 23 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...
  WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
  40 NM...
  WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM
  TO 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1030 PM EDT

* AT 858 PM EDT...A THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS
  WAS LOCATED 11 NM NORTHWEST OF ST CATHERINES BUOY 3... OR 14 NM
  WEST OF WASSAW SOUND BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 40 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...
  SAYLER BARGE...                   BUOY K C...
  WHITEWATER REEF...                BETSY ROSS REEF...
  R7 TOWER...                       TUG SENASQUA...
  D U A BUOY...                     LATEX BARGE...
  BUOY L...                         SAILBOAT JUPITER...
  DREDGE HENRY...                   MOTHERLODE BARGE...
  TUG DELTA DIAMOND...              HILTON HEAD REEF...
  110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...        SAVANNAH BUOY...
  WASSAW SOUND BUOY...              CHANNEL BUOY 5...
  C C A BUOY...                     SEA BUOY 2W...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

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 TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
GEORGIA...AND SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3175 8115 3198 8089 3203 8093 3214 8015
      3176 8007 3171 8014 3167 8006 3165 8005
      3170 8117 3171 8117
TIME...MOT...LOC 0058Z 264DEG 38KT 3184 8120

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

$$



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