Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
225 PM EDT THU JUN 25 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM ...
  INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

* AT 223 PM EDT...METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM...
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KT...LOCATED NEAR DOBOY
  SOUND BUOY D...OR 13 NM NORTHEAST OF ST. SIMONS ISLAND...MOVING
  EAST AT 5 KT. OTHER STRONG STORMS FURTHER NORTH MAY MOVE OFF THE
  COAST AND COULD PRODUCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 KNOTS IN THE WARNED
  AREA.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  STEEL BARGE MODENA...DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...ST CATHERINES BUOY 3...
  SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...BUOY B L...C A T BUOY...BUOY B H...A L T
  BUOY AND K T K BUOY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AS THIS THUNDERSTORM MOVES OVER THE WATER...BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY
WINDS AND HIGH WAVES. MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR OR STAY CLOSE TO SHORE
UNTIL THE STORM PASSES.

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 3131 8132 3129 8130 3130 8128 3132 8131
      3133 8128 3139 8129 3138 8128 3148 8120
      3162 8113 3162 8114 3172 8113 3171 8089
      3126 8106 3128 8123 3128 8132
TIME...MOT...LOC 1823Z 260DEG 5KT 3138 8126

$$

MTE



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