481  
FZUS72 KCHS 151921  
MWSCHS  
 
MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC  
321 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
AMZ354-151945-  
321 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
   
..STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING GEORGIA NEARSHORE WATERS
 
 
 
AT 318 PM EDT, THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING  
FROM 7 NM NORTH OF OSSABAW SOUND TO 9 NM WEST OF SAPELO CHANNEL  
BUOY 3, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WINDS UP TO 30 KNOTS AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO WATER  
LIGHTNING.  
 
IMPACT...EXPECT BRIEFLY STRONGER WINDS AND SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.  
PUT ON A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE.  
 
MARINE LOCATIONS IMPACTED THROUGH 345 PM EDT INCLUDE:  
SAINT CATHERINES SOUND... BUOY B L...  
BUOY K C... OSSABAW SOUND...  
K T K BUOY... SAPELO CHANNELBUOY 3...  
SAPELO BUOY S... D U A BUOY...  
SAILBOAT JUPITER... STEEL BARGE MODENA...  
BUOY B H... MOTHERLODE BARGE...  
C A T BUOY... 110 DEGREE OLYMPIC BUOY...  
SAVANNAH BUOY... WASSAW SOUND BUOY...  
TUG RIO APON... ST CATHERINES BUOY 3...  
CHANNEL BUOY 5... SEA BUOY 2W...  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING MAY BE NEEDED IF THUNDERSTORMS INTENSIFY.  
BOATERS SHOULD CONSIDER HEADING FOR SHORE BEFORE CONDITIONS  
DETERIORATE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3146 8134 3144 8128 3161 8118 3173 8116  
3198 8089 3203 8086 3191 8060 3131 8101  
3140 8137  
 

 
 
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