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Tornado Watch

Statement as of 4:24 PM EST on January 21, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017



Tornado Watch 13 remains valid until 7 PM EST this evening for
the following areas

In Georgia this watch includes 3 counties

In southeast Georgia

Bryan Chatham Liberty

In South Carolina this watch includes 6 counties

In southeast South Carolina

Beaufort Berkeley Charleston
Colleton Dorchester Jasper

This includes the cities of Beaufort, Bluffton, Charleston,
Cottageville, Daniel Island, Edisto Beach, Fort Stewart,
Garden City, Goose Creek, Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island,
Hinesville, Moncks Corner, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston,
Pembroke, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Ridgeland, Ridgeville,
Saint George, Savannah, Summerville, Tybee Island,
and Walterboro.



Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Statement as of 4:12 PM EST on January 21, 2017

Expires 4:45 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 445 PM EST
for Beaufort... Charleston... Colleton... Berkeley... Dorchester and
Jasper counties...

At 411 PM EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Saint George to 14 miles southwest of slands
bridge to 6 miles east of Beaufort, moving east at 45 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan,
Beaufort, Port Royal and Moncks Corner.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the warned area. Tornadoes can
develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Although a tornado is not
immediately likely, if one is spotted act quickly and move to a place
of safety inside a sturdy structure, such as a basement or small
interior room.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Report damage directly to the Charleston National Weather Service at
1-888-383-2024 when it is safe to do so.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 700 PM EST for southeastern
South Carolina.

Lat... Lon 3308 7993 3279 7994 3235 8069 3246 8083
      3253 8085 3259 8075 3275 8059 3289 8069
      3306 8090 3309 8088 3313 8089 3333 8051
      3328 8049 3326 8043 3326 8036 3328 8035
      3327 8030 3330 8025 3345 8022
time... Mot... loc 2111z 254deg 41kt 3316 8065 3281 8042 3247 8057

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph




Small Craft Advisory, Marine Warning

Statement as of 4:33 PM EST on January 21, 2017

Expires 5:45 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory in effect from 5 PM Sunday to 6 am EST
Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Small
Craft Advisory... which is in effect from 5 PM Sunday to 6 am EST
Tuesday.

* Impacts... wind and or wave conditions will be hazardous to
small craft.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

During a Small Craft Advisory... inexperienced mariners...
especially those operating smaller vessels... should avoid
navigating in hazardous conditions.





422 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017

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...
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...

* until 545 PM EST

* at 421 PM EST... a strong thunderstorm was located 7 nm north of
Wassaw Sound buoy... moving east at 40 knots.

Hazard... wind gusts 35 knots or greater and small hail.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... small craft could be damaged in briefly higher winds and
           suddenly higher waves.

* Locations impacted include...
sayler barge... buoy k c...
buoy j... Beaufort 45 feet reef...
Betsy Ross reef... edisto offshore reef...
tug senasqua... d u a buoy...
Fripp Island reef... Latex barge...
buoy l... fish America...
sailboat Jupiter... Pelican Bank...
motherlode barge... c a T buoy...
110 degree olympic buoy... Wassaw Sound buoy...
Gaskin Banks... general Gordon...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move to safe Harbor immediately as gusty winds and high waves are
expected.


Lat... Lon 3175 8115 3198 8089 3204 8095 3213 8088
      3216 8077 3232 8067 3229 8061 3234 8048
      3254 8057 3259 8053 3252 8046 3257 8044
      3251 8029 3250 8029 3248 8033 3220 7969
      3154 8048 3167 8117
time... Mot... loc 2121z 257deg 41kt 3203 8097

Hail... <.75in
wind... >34kts




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:41 AM EST on January 21, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Significant severe weather event possible Sunday...

Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon
and evening across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Now is a good time to review some safety rules.

... The difference between a watch and a warning...

A watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions
are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A
watch is issued to alert the public that severe weather is
possible during the next several hours.

A warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a severe
thunderstorm or tornado has been detected by radar or if one has
been sighted. A warning requires quick action as there is an
immediate danger to both life and property.

... Tornado safety rules...

... In homes and apartments...

Take cover in the center portion of a house or apartment, on the
lowest floor, preferably in a small interior room such as a
closet or bathroom. Crouch down and cover your head with your
hands. Try and cover yourself with blankets or some sort of thick
padding to help protect against falling debris in case the roof
or ceiling fails. Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Open windows will allow damaging winds to enter the structure.

... In schools, hospitals and shopping centers...

Move to pre-designated shelter areas if a Tornado Warning is
issued or if threatening weather approaches. Interior hallways on
the lowest floor that do not open to the outside are best. Stay
out of auditoriums, lunch rooms, gyms or other structures with
wide free-span roofs.

... In cars...

Do not try and outrun a tornado. Take shelter in a sturdy
structure if one is available, otherwise get into the nearest
ditch or low lying area until the tornado passes. Overpasses do
not provide adequate shelter from tornadoes and should be
avoided.

... In Mobile homes...

Get out. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to overturning
during strong winds and should be evacuated when a tornado or
Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued. Mobile homes, even if they
are tied down, do not provide protection from tornadoes.

... Outside areas...

Move inside a sturdy building if a Tornado Warning is issued or
if threatening weather approaches. If this is not an option, lie
flat and face down in a nearby ditch or culvert and cover your
head with your hands. Make sure The Ditch or culvert is not
subject to flooding.

... After a tornado hits...

Keep your family or group together and wait for emergency
personnel to arrive. Carefully render first aid to those who are
injured, if possible. Stay away from downed power lines and
puddles with wires in them. Watch your step and avoid broken
glass, nails and other sharp objects. Avoid heavily damaged
structures as they could collapse at any time. Do not smoke, use
matches or lighters in case leaking natural gas pipes or fuel
takes are nearby. Remain calm and alert. Listen for information
and instructions from emergency crews or local emergency
officials.

Severe thunderstorm watches or tornado watches will likely be
issued for portions of the region Sunday. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards, TV or your local news source for the
latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Be
sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio in alert Mode at all times.

Additional information including forecasts, radar images and
severe weather warnings can be found on the internet at
www.Weather.Gov/chs.



641 am EST Sat Jan 21 2017

... Significant severe weather event possible Sunday...

Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon
and evening across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Now is a good time to review some safety rules.

... The difference between a watch and a warning...

A watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions
are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A
watch is issued to alert the public that severe weather is
possible during the next several hours.

A warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a severe
thunderstorm or tornado has been detected by radar or if one has
been sighted. A warning requires quick action as there is an
immediate danger to both life and property.

... Tornado safety rules...

... In homes and apartments...

Take cover in the center portion of a house or apartment, on the
lowest floor, preferably in a small interior room such as a
closet or bathroom. Crouch down and cover your head with your
hands. Try and cover yourself with blankets or some sort of thick
padding to help protect against falling debris in case the roof
or ceiling fails. Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Open windows will allow damaging winds to enter the structure.

... In schools, hospitals and shopping centers...

Move to pre-designated shelter areas if a Tornado Warning is
issued or if threatening weather approaches. Interior hallways on
the lowest floor that do not open to the outside are best. Stay
out of auditoriums, lunch rooms, gyms or other structures with
wide free-span roofs.

... In cars...

Do not try and outrun a tornado. Take shelter in a sturdy
structure if one is available, otherwise get into the nearest
ditch or low lying area until the tornado passes. Overpasses do
not provide adequate shelter from tornadoes and should be
avoided.

... In Mobile homes...

Get out. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to overturning
during strong winds and should be evacuated when a tornado or
Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued. Mobile homes, even if they
are tied down, do not provide protection from tornadoes.

... Outside areas...

Move inside a sturdy building if a Tornado Warning is issued or
if threatening weather approaches. If this is not an option, lie
flat and face down in a nearby ditch or culvert and cover your
head with your hands. Make sure The Ditch or culvert is not
subject to flooding.

... After a tornado hits...

Keep your family or group together and wait for emergency
personnel to arrive. Carefully render first aid to those who are
injured, if possible. Stay away from downed power lines and
puddles with wires in them. Watch your step and avoid broken
glass, nails and other sharp objects. Avoid heavily damaged
structures as they could collapse at any time. Do not smoke, use
matches or lighters in case leaking natural gas pipes or fuel
takes are nearby. Remain calm and alert. Listen for information
and instructions from emergency crews or local emergency
officials.

Severe thunderstorm watches or tornado watches will likely be
issued for portions of the region Sunday. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards, TV or your local news source for the
latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Be
sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio in alert Mode at all times.

Additional information including forecasts, radar images and
severe weather warnings can be found on the internet at
www.Weather.Gov/chs.


641 am EST Sat Jan 21 2017

... Significant severe weather event possible Sunday...

Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes are possible Sunday afternoon
and evening across much of southeast South Carolina and southeast
Georgia. Now is a good time to review some safety rules.

... The difference between a watch and a warning...

A watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions
are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A
watch is issued to alert the public that severe weather is
possible during the next several hours.

A warning is issued by the National Weather Service when a severe
thunderstorm or tornado has been detected by radar or if one has
been sighted. A warning requires quick action as there is an
immediate danger to both life and property.

... Tornado safety rules...

... In homes and apartments...

Take cover in the center portion of a house or apartment, on the
lowest floor, preferably in a small interior room such as a
closet or bathroom. Crouch down and cover your head with your
hands. Try and cover yourself with blankets or some sort of thick
padding to help protect against falling debris in case the roof
or ceiling fails. Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Open windows will allow damaging winds to enter the structure.

... In schools, hospitals and shopping centers...

Move to pre-designated shelter areas if a Tornado Warning is
issued or if threatening weather approaches. Interior hallways on
the lowest floor that do not open to the outside are best. Stay
out of auditoriums, lunch rooms, gyms or other structures with
wide free-span roofs.

... In cars...

Do not try and outrun a tornado. Take shelter in a sturdy
structure if one is available, otherwise get into the nearest
ditch or low lying area until the tornado passes. Overpasses do
not provide adequate shelter from tornadoes and should be
avoided.

... In Mobile homes...

Get out. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to overturning
during strong winds and should be evacuated when a tornado or
Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued. Mobile homes, even if they
are tied down, do not provide protection from tornadoes.

... Outside areas...

Move inside a sturdy building if a Tornado Warning is issued or
if threatening weather approaches. If this is not an option, lie
flat and face down in a nearby ditch or culvert and cover your
head with your hands. Make sure The Ditch or culvert is not
subject to flooding.

... After a tornado hits...

Keep your family or group together and wait for emergency
personnel to arrive. Carefully render first aid to those who are
injured, if possible. Stay away from downed power lines and
puddles with wires in them. Watch your step and avoid broken
glass, nails and other sharp objects. Avoid heavily damaged
structures as they could collapse at any time. Do not smoke, use
matches or lighters in case leaking natural gas pipes or fuel
takes are nearby. Remain calm and alert. Listen for information
and instructions from emergency crews or local emergency
officials.

Severe thunderstorm watches or tornado watches will likely be
issued for portions of the region Sunday. Stay tuned to NOAA
Weather Radio all hazards, TV or your local news source for the
latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Be
sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio in alert Mode at all times.

Additional information including forecasts, radar images and
severe weather warnings can be found on the internet at
www.Weather.Gov/chs.



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Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
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Florida - Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement, Beach Hazard Statement , Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Tornado Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , High Wind Warning
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
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Kansas - Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Maryland - Dense Fog Advisory
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Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
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Montana - Winter Weather Advisory
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Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
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Oklahoma - Lake Wind Advisory
Oregon - High Surf Warning , High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Rhode Island - High Wind Warning
South Carolina - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Record Report
Tennessee - Record Report
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Utah - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Washington - High Surf Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Record Report
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- Tornado Watch
- Marine Fog Advisory

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