Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
816 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 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 SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
  NM...
  WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA EXTENDING FROM 20 NM TO
  40 NM...
  WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
  20 NM TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL 1015 PM EDT

* AT 815 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
  EXTENDING FROM 7 NM EAST OF KIAWAH REEF TO 9 NM WEST OF PARRIS
  ISLAND REEF...MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER AND SMALL HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
           SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  JOE SHUFORD REEF...               GENERAL GORDON...
  R7 TOWER...                       LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...
  FRIPP INLET BUOY...               FRIPP ISLAND REEF...
  HILTON HEAD REEF...               EDISTO SIXTY REEF...
  DEVEAUX BANK...                   FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...
  EDISTO FORTY REEF...              BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...
  CAPERS MID SHELF...               WHITEWATER REEF...
  HUNTING ISLAND REEF...            CHARLESTON SIXTY...
  DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...           EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...
  BETSY ROSS REEF...                PELICAN BANK...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.
WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER...SMALL HAIL...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS
LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

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

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...AND SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3231 7928 3204 7966 3195 7987 3171 8014
      3207 8095 3215 8086 3216 8077 3225 8069
      3232 8067 3229 8061 3234 8048 3249 8053
      3256 8036 3252 8032 3268 7996 3252 7891
TIME...MOT...LOC 0015Z 273DEG 27KT 3248 7986 3226 8088

HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...>34KTS

$$



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