Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Special Marine Warning
National Weather Service Charleston SC
353 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018

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 515 PM EDT

* At 351 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing
  waterspouts were located along a line extending from 6 nm west of
  Jekyll Island to near Talbot Island, moving northeast at 60 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...                       Doboy Sound Buoy D...
  Buoy J...                         K T K Buoy...
  Sapelo Channelbuoy 3...           D U A Buoy...
  Buoy L...                         Sailboat Jupiter...
  Buoy B H...                       Motherlode Barge...
  C A T Buoy...                     110 Degree Olympic Buoy...
  Grays Reef Buoy...                Wassaw Sound Buoy...
  Tug Rio Apon...                   C C A Buoy...
  Altamaha Sound...                 Saint Catherines Sound...

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 3145 8138 3146 8133 3144 8128 3161 8118
      3173 8116 3198 8089 3203 8086 3188 8053
      3172 8064 3157 8081 3139 8087 3129 8093
      3123 8094 3130 8137 3128 8138 3129 8141
      3137 8141
TIME...MOT...LOC 1951Z 204DEG 58KT 3106 8154 3051 8154

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

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