Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
901 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 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 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...

* UNTIL 1000 AM EDT

* AT 901 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WERE
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR SEA BUOY OS TO 6 NM EAST
  OF BETSY ROSS REEF...MOVING NORTH AT 5 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...
  SEA BUOY OS...                    SEA BUOY 2W...
  GENERAL GORDON...                 BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
  WASSAW SOUND BUOY...              WHITEWATER REEF...
  HUNTING ISLAND REEF...            HILTON HEAD REEF...
  BETSY ROSS REEF...                CHANNEL BUOY 5...
  110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...        MOTHERLODE BARGE...
  BUOY K C...                       GASKINS BANK WRECK...
  SAILBOAT JUPITER...               GASKIN BANKS...
  SAVANNAH BUOY...                  D U A BUOY...
  FISH AMERICA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3198 8089 3204 8095 3208 8095 3226 8030
      3198 8019 3174 8102 3182 8107
TIME...MOT...LOC 1301Z 167DEG 6KT 3184 8097 3203 8029

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

$$


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