Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
331 PM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

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...

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 331 PM EDT...METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF STRONG
  THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT...
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR CHANNEL BUOY 5 TO BUOY B
  L...MOVING EAST AT 20 KT.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SEA BUOY OS...SEA BUOY 2W...BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...FERRY BOAT
  JANET...BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...BUOY B L...C A T BUOY...WHITEWATER
  REEF...BUOY J...TUG MATT TURECAMO...HILTON HEAD REEF...TUG
  ELMIRA...BETSY ROSS REEF...ST CATHERINES BUOY 3...C C A BUOY...
  CHANNEL BUOY 5...TUG RIO APON...110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...
  MOTHERLODE BARGE AND BUOY K C.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THESE STORMS PASS.

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

&&

LAT...LON 3162 8113 3173 8113 3177 8107 3181 8104
      3183 8104 3190 8094 3194 8091 3197 8086
      3202 8084 3202 8088 3204 8089 3211 8084
      3214 8031 3169 8068 3161 8078 3156 8081
      3152 8082 3158 8116
TIME...MOT...LOC 1931Z 278DEG 19KT 3205 8081 3164 8111

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