Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

AMZ300-012130-
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO WEDGE SOUTHWARD OVER THE REGION
THROUGH SUNDAY WHILE A COASTAL TROUGH LINGERS OFF THE SOUTHEAST
COAST. A COLD FRONT WILL DEVELOP OVER THE AREA LATE MONDAY THEN
STALL JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS FROM THE NORTH. THE FRONT WILL LIFT BACK NORTH THROUGH THE
AREA AS A WARM FRONT LATE TUESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL SHIFT THROUGH
THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY COOLER HIGH
PRESSURE NEXT WEEKEND.

$$

AMZ330-012130-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST EARLY THIS
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT... BECOMING N 5
KT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...47 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-012130-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8
FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ352-012130-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ354-012130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5
TO 7 FT LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THIS EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 10
KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE EVENING...THEN PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ374-012130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
116 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

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

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...BECOMING E 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN
LIKELY.
.SUN...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING NE 5 TO
10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. RAIN.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... SUBSIDING TO
4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. PATCHY DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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