Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 WHUS52 KCHS 171726 SMWCHS AMZ354-171930- /O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0092.170717T1726Z-170717T1930Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SPECIAL MARINE WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 126 PM EDT MON JUL 17 2017 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 330 PM EDT * AT 126 PM EDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS WAS LOCATED 7 NM SOUTH OF SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...OR 25 NM WEST OF R2 TOWER. THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS NEARLY STATIONARY. 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... K T K BUOY... SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3... BUOY B L... SAPELO BUOY S... STEEL BARGE MODENA... BUOY B H... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE EXPECTED. THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY. && LAT...LON 3146 8132 3143 8128 3161 8118 3169 8116 3155 8084 3130 8101 3141 8135 TIME...MOT...LOC 1726Z 182DEG 1KT 3142 8107 WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE HAIL...0.00IN WIND...>34KTS $$ JMC

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