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Marine Weather Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
448 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

AMZ354-152115-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0019.000000T0000Z-180415T2115Z/
448 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM EDT...

For the following areas...
Coastal waters from Savannah GA to Altamaha Sound GA out 20 nm...
including Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary...

At 448 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing waterspouts
were located
along a line extending from near St Catherines Buoy 3 to near Grays
Reef Buoy, moving northeast at 35 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...
Buoy B L...                       Tug Rio Caroni...
Buoy K C...                       Buoy J...
K T K Buoy...                     D U A Buoy...
Buoy L...                         Sailboat Jupiter...
Motherlode Barge...               C A T Buoy...
110 Degree Olympic Buoy...        Grays Reef Buoy...
Wassaw Sound Buoy...              Tug Rio Apon...
C C A Buoy...                     Ossabaw Sound...
John Bird...                      D R H Buoy...
Sapelo Buoy S...                  Steel Barge Modena...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

A tornado watch remains in effect until 600 PM EDT for southeastern
Georgia.

LAT...LON 3127 8115 3149 8106 3162 8111 3176 8112
      3198 8089 3203 8086 3203 8085 3188 8053
      3187 8054 3172 8064 3160 8079 3156 8082
      3139 8087 3129 8093 3124 8094
TIME...MOT...LOC 2048Z 212DEG 35KT 3173 8102 3140 8096

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

$$



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