Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2
376
WHUS52 KCHS 241250
SMWCHS
AMZ330-350-370-372-241445-
/O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0032.170424T1250Z-170424T1445Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
850 AM EDT MON APR 24 2017

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 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 1045 AM EDT

* AT 849 AM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
  WATERSPOUTS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 NM SOUTHEAST
  OF KIAWAH REEF TO NEAR EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF TO 26 NM EAST OF R7
  TOWER...MOVING NORTH AT 30 KNOTS.

  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...
  CAPERS ISLAND BUOY...             JOE SHUFORD REEF...
  CAPERS REEF...                    BULL BREAKERS...
  CHARLESTON NEARSHORE REEF...      EDISTO OFFSHORE REEF...
  CAPERS MID SHELF...               AIR FORCE REEF...
  LOWCOUNTRY ANGLERS...             COMANCHE REEF...
  KIAWAH REEF...                    CHARLESTON COASTAL ANGLERS...
  CHARLESTON SIXTY...               DOUG MELLICHAMP REEF...
  RATTLESNAKE SHOAL...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR UNTIL HAZARDOUS WEATHER PASSES.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 3232 7925 3204 7966 3197 7982 3223 7983
      3235 7996 3260 8016 3264 8002 3271 7991
      3277 7999 3284 7995 3285 7990 3279 7984
      3283 7976 3287 7972 3291 7964 3297 7965
      3305 7958 3307 7950
TIME...MOT...LOC 1249Z 191DEG 28KT 3240 7989 3229 7982 3168 7979

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

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.