Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 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

AMZ300-211115-
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY
AND SATURDAY NIGHT, THEN A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. THE LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT
NORTH OF THE AREA TUESDAY AND WILL BE REPLACED BY DRIER HIGH
PRESSURE THROUGH MID WEEK. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA
LATE NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-211115-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW 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...56 DEGREES.


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AMZ350-211115-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...SW 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 CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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


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AMZ352-211115-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...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 CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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


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AMZ354-211115-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. TSTMS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF 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 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...SW 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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AMZ374-211115-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
310 PM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY. TSTMS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF 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. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW 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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