Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

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

AMZ300-011830-
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
TROPICAL STORM HERMINE IS EXPECTED TO TRACK FROM THE EASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
U.S. THROUGH FRIDAY. COOLER AND DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN RETURN
FROM THE NORTH THIS WEEKEND AND PERSIST INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK, BEFORE
THE HIGH SETTLES OVERHEAD FOR THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. REFER TO THE
LATEST ADVISORIES FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.

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AMZ330-011830-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

.OVERNIGHT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY LATE.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE WINDS 15 KT...
INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE LATE
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE EARLY IN THE
EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.MON...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.MON NIGHT...E 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...84 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-011830-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

.OVERNIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT. ISOLATED TSTMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE THIS
EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS LATE.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE WINDS 15 KT...
INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL POSSIBLE EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO
3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

$$

AMZ352-011830-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

.OVERNIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
ISOLATED TSTMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS
SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SW WINDS 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
POSSIBLE EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING SW 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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AMZ354-011830-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

.OVERNIGHT...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS
3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 45 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SW WINDS 25 TO
35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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AMZ374-011830-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1130 PM EDT WED AUG 31 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT...
...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT...

.OVERNIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. NUMEROUS SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED TSTMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 10 TO
15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. S WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS
8 TO 10 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 12 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE. SW WINDS 25 TO
35 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
POSSIBLE EARLY IN THE EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING W 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE LATE MORNING
AND AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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