Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

AMZ300-212345-
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
UNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AS
SEVERAL DISTURBANCES MOVE OVER THE REGION. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL
THEN APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY...THEN SHIFT THROUGH THE
AREA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. DRY HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN SETTLE OVER THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ350-212345-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU 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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AMZ352-212345-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN...MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU 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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AMZ330-212345-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 KT. A CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING...
THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. RAIN LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.THU 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...55 DEGREES.


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AMZ354-212345-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TODAY...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. RAIN LIKELY UNTIL
LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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


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AMZ374-212345-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
335 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT. RAIN
LIKELY UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW 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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