Marine Weather Statement
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FZUS72 KCHS 260154
MWSCHS

MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
954 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

AMZ352-354-372-374-260300-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0017.000000T0000Z-150426T0300Z/
954 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

...A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
COASTAL WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM...
COASTAL WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM ...
INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY...
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 954 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS...WINDS TO 40 KNOTS
AND SMALL HAIL...LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 NM EAST OF
BETSY ROSS REEF TO NEAR SAYLER BARGE TO NEAR C A T BUOY...MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 45 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BUOY TENDER SAGEBRUSH...R2 TOWER...R7 TOWER...BUOY B L...C A T
BUOY...TUG SENASQUA...D R H BUOY...BUOY B H...TUG MATT TURECAMO...
FRIPP ISLAND REEF...TUG ELMIRA...EDISTO SIXTY REEF...DOBOY SOUND BUOY
D...JOHN BIRD...SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...TUG RIO APON...FRIPP ISLAND
WRECK...BUOY L...EDISTO FORTY REEF AND FERRY BOAT JANET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS...SMALL HAIL...HIGH
WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK
SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL THESE STORMS PASS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.  IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER STAY BELOW DECK IF POSSIBLE...KEEP AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED
METAL OBJECTS.

&&

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

LAT...LON 3129 8141 3134 8143 3136 8143 3132 8128
      3137 8134 3137 8135 3138 8135 3175 8102
      3181 8070 3193 8055 3209 8045 3259 8040
      3248 8041 3252 8037 3213 7951 3171 8015
      3158 7988 3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 0154Z 311DEG 45KT 3206 8028 3172 8052 3162 8099

$$

MTE


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