Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM AND SAVANNAH GA TO
ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 60 NM...INCLUDING CHARLESTON HARBOR AND GRAYS
REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

AMZ300-201130-
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A WEAK FRONT WILL REMAIN STALLED ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT
THEN LIFT NORTH ON FRIDAY. A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES
WILL AFFECT THE AREA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT, THEN A STRONG
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SUNDAY
INTO MONDAY. DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN RETURN INTO THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK BEFORE ANOTHER COLD FRONT AFFECTS THE AREA
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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AMZ330-201130-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 5 KT LATE. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. PATCHY FOG LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND WAVES CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED...WAVES 1 FOOT OR LESS.

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...56 DEGREES.


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AMZ350-201130-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE. PATCHY FOG LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.


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AMZ352-201130-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.


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AMZ354-201130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.


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AMZ374-201130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
326 PM EST THU JAN 19 2017

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.


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