Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

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

AMZ300-230000-
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE SOUTHEAST AS IT
DEEPENS NEAR THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT. THIS
ALLOWS FOR A STRONG COLD FRONT TO PUSH THROUGH THE AREA DURING TONIGHT.
WEAKENING LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS BY TO THE NORTH ON MONDAY...BEFORE
HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS THROUGH MID WEEK. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS
THE AREA LATE IN THE WEEK.

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AMZ330-230000-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS LIKELY.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING SW 15
TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 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...57 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-230000-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO
5 TO 7 FT THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W 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.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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AMZ352-230000-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W 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.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 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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AMZ354-230000-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT THIS
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

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AMZ374-230000-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
359 AM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25
TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10
FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...
BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15
KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO
2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

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