077  
WHUS52 KCHS 200046  
SMWCHS  
AMZ352-354-200245-  
/O.NEW.KCHS.MA.W.0082.180820T0046Z-180820T0245Z/  
 
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC  
846 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A  
 
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...  
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...  
 
* UNTIL 1045 PM EDT.  
 
* AT 845 PM EDT, A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SAVANNAH  
RIVER ENTRANCE, MOVING EAST AT 25 KNOTS.  
 
HAZARD...WIND GUSTS 35 KNOTS OR GREATER.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.  
 
IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND  
SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.  
 
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
PORT ROYAL SOUND... WHITEWATER REEF...  
BEAUFORT 45 FEET REEF... HUNTING ISLAND REEF...  
BETSY ROSS REEF... FRIPP ISLAND REEF...  
FISH AMERICA... HILTON HEAD REEF...  
SAVANNAH BUOY... WASSAW SOUND BUOY...  
GASKIN BANKS... GENERAL GORDON...  
FRIPP ISLAND WRECK... GASKINS BANK WRECK...  
CALIBOGUE SOUND... FRIPP INLET BUOY...  
CHANNEL BUOY 5... SAVANNAH RIVER ENTRANCE...  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE  
EXPECTED.  
 
REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE COAST GUARD OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3191 8098 3198 8089 3204 8095 3208 8095  
3215 8086 3216 8077 3225 8069 3232 8067  
3232 8064 3229 8061 3234 8049 3246 8050  
3224 8003 3221 8011 3210 8018 3204 8025  
3194 8047 3186 8054 3186 8098  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0045Z 257DEG 24KT 3206 8086  
 
HAIL...0.00IN  
WIND...>34KTS  
 

 
 
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