Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 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

AMZ300-221015-
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY AND
TONIGHT...THEN A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN PREVAIL
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK...BEFORE ANOTHER COLD FRONT CROSSES
THE AREA THURSDAY.

$$

AMZ330-221015-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
EARLY...THEN SHOWERS WITH TSTMS LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 KT. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. PATCHY FOG IN
THE EVENING. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 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...57 DEGREES.

$$

AMZ350-221015-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS WITH TSTMS LIKELY LATE. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.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.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-221015-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS WITH TSTMS LIKELY LATE. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS, TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

$$

AMZ354-221015-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS WITH TSTMS LIKELY LATE.
PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ374-221015-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
207 PM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS WITH TSTMS LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

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