Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 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

AMZ300-041830-
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION TONIGHT AND PASS OFFSHORE
WEDNESDAY MORNING. A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA EARLY THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN EXPAND INTO THE REGION
FROM THE WEST LATE WEEK AND PREVAIL THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A BACKDOOR
COLD FRONT MAY IMPACT THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.


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AMZ330-041830-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW 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...75 DEGREES.


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AMZ350-041830-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN 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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AMZ352-041830-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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


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AMZ354-041830-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...
BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN
SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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


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AMZ374-041830-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1123 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW 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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