Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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FZUS72 KCHS 260131
MWSCHS

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

AMZ352-354-372-374-260300-
/O.CON.KCHS.MA.W.0017.000000T0000Z-150426T0300Z/
931 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 931 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WATERSPOUTS...DANGEROUS WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50
KNOTS AND LARGE HAIL...LOCATED OVER BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...OR 11 NM
SOUTH OF FRIPP INLET BUOY...MOVING EAST AT 30 KNOTS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
R7 TOWER...BUOY B L...C A T BUOY...BUOY B H...FRIPP ISLAND REEF...
HILTON HEAD REEF...EDISTO SIXTY REEF...DOBOY SOUND BUOY D...TUG RIO
APON...FRIPP ISLAND WRECK...SEA BUOY 2W...BUOY L...EDISTO FORTY
REEF...BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF...TUG RIO CARONI...BUOY J...K T K
BUOY...SAPELO BUOY S...STEEL BARGE MODENA AND HONEY BARGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS...LARGE HAIL...
HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD
SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.

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...SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE ADJACENT
COASTAL WATERS.

LAT...LON 3129 8141 3134 8143 3136 8144 3132 8126
      3136 8141 3137 8137 3138 8127 3202 8084
      3206 8093 3232 8045 3256 8055 3250 8036
      3259 8040 3213 7951 3171 8015 3158 7988
      3111 8028
TIME...MOT...LOC 0131Z 277DEG 31KT 3215 8052

$$

MTE


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