Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 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

AMZ300-230630-
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
UNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AS SEVERAL
DISTURBANCES MOVE OVER THE REGION. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL THEN
MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY EVENING. DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL
SETTLE OVER THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE WEEKEND. ANOTHER COLD FRONT
COULD SHIFT THROUGH THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-230630-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS
MORNING...THEN RAIN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 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...54 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-230630-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN RAIN LIKELY LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW 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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AMZ352-230630-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...
BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

$$

AMZ354-230630-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

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AMZ374-230630-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1021 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.REST OF TODAY...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW 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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