Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1133 AM EDT THU JUL 17 2014

SCZ048-171600-
BEAUFORT-
1133 AM EDT THU JUL 17 2014

...POCKETS OF HEAVY RAIN AFFECTING BEAUFORT COUNTY...
...MARINERS IN THE BROAD RIVER SHOULD BE ALERT FOR CLOUD TO WATER
LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS...

AT 1128 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM
BURTON TO 6 MILES EAST OF FOREST BEACH. THE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING VERY LITTLE.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...GUSTY WINDS AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
STRIKES CAN BE EXPECTED. MARINERS IN THE BROAD RIVER SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR CLOUD TO WATER LIGHTNING AND SUDDEN WIND GUSTS TO 25 KT

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED INCLUDE...
BURTON...PORT ROYAL...CHESTERFIELD...CHESTERFIELD...EDWARDS BURTON
RODGERS BRIDGE...HILTON HEAD AIRPORT...FOLLY FIELD...SHELL POINT...
SHELTER COVE...HILTON HEAD ISLAND...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THESE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN...WHICH MAY
FLOOD DITCHES AND LOW-LYING AREAS. REDUCE VEHICLE SPEED TO LOWER THE
RISK OF HYDROPLANING. DO NOT DRIVE INTO PLACES WHERE WATER COVERS
THE ROAD. SEEK AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

&&

LAT...LON 3241 8083 3244 8084 3246 8082 3252 8083
      3255 8068 3227 8059 3225 8062 3226 8065
      3224 8064 3225 8063 3224 8063 3223 8062
      3221 8066 3221 8068 3216 8072 3213 8076
TIME...MOT...LOC 1531Z 354DEG 9KT 3244 8075 3211 8065

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