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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
1139 AM EDT MON APR 23 2018

AMZ354-231548-
/O.CAN.KCHS.MA.W.0021.000000T0000Z-180423T1645Z/
1139 AM EDT MON APR 23 2018

...THE SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS CANCELLED...

The affected areas were...
Coastal waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA out 20 nm...
including Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary...

The showers have moved out of the warned area and no longer pose a
significant threat to boaters.

LAT...LON 3188 8053 3202 8084 3199 8085 3201 8091
      3207 8095 3215 8086 3216 8077 3225 8069
      3232 8067 3229 8061 3234 8048 3248 8051
      3252 8044 3213 7952 3195 7987 3171 8014
      3158 7988 3150 7993 3142 8004 3132 8012
TIME...MOT...LOC 1538Z 172DEG 40KT 3226 8061 3154 8009

$$

AMZ352-372-374-231645-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0021.000000T0000Z-180423T1645Z/
1139 AM EDT MON APR 23 2018

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1245 PM EDT...

For the following areas...
Coastal waters from Edisto Beach SC to Savannah GA out 20 nm...
Waters from Edisto Beach SC to Savannah GA extending from 20 nm to 40
nm...
Waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA extending from 20 nm to
60 nm...

At 1138 AM EDT, showers capable of producing strong winds and
waterspouts were located along a line extending from Port Royal
Sound to 19 nm southeast of R7 Tower, moving north at 40 knots.

HAZARD...Waterspouts and wind gusts in excess of 50 knots.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Waterspouts can create locally hazardous seas. Boats could
         suffer significant structural damage in high winds. Small
         craft could capsize in suddenly higher waves.

Locations impacted include...
Port Royal Sound...               Whitewater Reef...
Beaufort 45 Feet Reef...          Saint Helena Sound...
Hunting Island Reef...            Betsy Ross Reef...
R7 Tower...                       Edisto Offshore Reef...
Fripp Island Reef...              Fish America...
Pelican Bank...                   Edisto Sixty Reef...
Hilton Head Reef...               Gaskin Banks...
General Gordon...                 Fripp Island Wreck...
Gaskins Bank Wreck...             Calibogue Sound...
Fripp Inlet Buoy...               Savannah River Entrance...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to safe harbor immediately as gusty winds and high waves are
expected.

Waterspouts can easily overturn boats and create locally hazardous
seas. Seek safe harbor immediately.

&&

LAT...LON 3188 8053 3202 8084 3199 8085 3201 8091
      3207 8095 3215 8086 3216 8077 3225 8069
      3232 8067 3229 8061 3234 8048 3248 8051
      3252 8044 3213 7952 3195 7987 3171 8014
      3158 7988 3150 7993 3142 8004 3132 8012
TIME...MOT...LOC 1538Z 172DEG 40KT 3226 8061 3154 8009

WATERSPOUT...POSSIBLE
HAIL...0.00IN
WIND...50KTS

$$



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