Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 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

AMZ300-051515-
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST THURSDAY AND
PASS OFF THE COAST EARLY THURSDAY EVENING. COLDER HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA INTO SATURDAY...THEN A COASTAL TROUGH
WILL DEVELOP OFFSHORE LATE IN THE WEEKEND. A STORM SYSTEM COULD
IMPACT THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-051515-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
PATCHY DENSE FOG. VSBY OCCASIONALLY 1 NM OR LESS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. PATCHY
DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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...50 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-051515-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THURSDAY...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF DENSE
FOG WITH VSBY 1/2 NM OR LESS...MAINLY NEAR THE COAST.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF DENSE FOG
IN THE MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1/2 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 25 TO 30 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ352-051515-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF DENSE
FOG WITH VSBY 1/2 NM OR LESS...MAINLY NEAR THE COAST.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN THE
MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1/2 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ354-051515-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THURSDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF
DENSE FOG WITH VSBY 1/2 NM OR LESS...MAINLY NEAR THE COAST.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF DENSE FOG IN
THE MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1/2 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ374-051515-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
708 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG W PORTION.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG W PORTION EARLY.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING N
20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FT...BUILDING
TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS TO 35 KT EARLY. SEAS 7 TO 9
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...N 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. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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