Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 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

AMZ300-251800-
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WATERS OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD FROM THE GULF COAST REGION THURSDAY AND WILL PREVAIL INTO
THIS WEEKEND. INCREASING MOISTURE COULD BRING SOME SHOWERS THIS
WEEKEND...AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL LINGER INTO THE MIDDLE OF
NEXT WEEK AS A FRONT STALLS NEARBY.

$$

AMZ330-251800-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST THURSDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING
W 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY FOG
THIS EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS...BECOMING ISOLATED LATE.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...55 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-251800-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING
BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. PATCHY
FOG THIS EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS...BECOMING ISOLATED LATE.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...E WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ352-251800-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...BECOMING
W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
PATCHY FOG THIS EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS...BECOMING ISOLATED
LATE.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ354-251800-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...THEN
BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
PATCHY FOG THIS EVENING. SCATTERED SHOWERS...BECOMING ISOLATED
LATE.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW 10
TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT...THEN AROUND 2 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ374-251800-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
949 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST THURSDAY...

.OVERNIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING
W 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST BEYOND
40 NM. SCATTERED SHOWERS...BECOMING ISOLATED LATE.
.THU...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO
15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.FRI...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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