Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
954 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  CHARLESTON HARBOR...
  COASTAL WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20
  NM...
  WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO EDISTO BEACH SC EXTENDING FROM
  20 NM TO 40 NM...

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT

* AT 953 PM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 11 NM NORTHWEST OF
  STONO INSHORE REEF...OR 17 NM NORTH OF N. EDISTO NEARSHORE REEF...
  MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 KNOTS.

  HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

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

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  BULL BREAKERS...                  CAPERS REEF...
  CAPERS ISLAND BUOY...             JOE SHUFORD REEF...
  CAPERS MID SHELF...               RATTLESNAKE SHOAL...
  AIR FORCE REEF...                 CHARLESTON NEARSHORE REEF...
  CHARLESTON SIXTY...               DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...
  HECTOR REEF...                    JIMMY LELAND TUG...
  CHARLESTON COASTAL ANGLERS...     CAPE ROMAIN REEF...
  COMANCHE REEF...                  Y-73 REEF...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA.

LAT...LON 3311 7926 3280 7863 3246 7898 3230 7930
      3269 7995 3271 7991 3277 7999 3284 7995
      3285 7990 3279 7984 3283 7976 3287 7972
      3291 7964 3297 7965 3306 7957 3307 7950
      3303 7946 3303 7940 3310 7937 3312 7934
TIME...MOT...LOC 0153Z 243DEG 48KT 3281 8017

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

$$



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