Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

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

AMZ300-131130-
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFFSHORE EARLY THIS EVENING...FOLLOWED BY
AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT SATURDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
REMAIN IN CONTROL EARLY NEXT WEEK BEFORE A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
IMPACTS THE REGION LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
THEN RETURN AND PERSIST MID TO LATE NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-131130-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT LATE.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...50 DEGREES.


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AMZ350-131130-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...

.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
EARLY THIS EVENING.
.SAT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS TO 25 KT IN THE MORNING. SEAS 3
TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.


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AMZ352-131130-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2
TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.


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AMZ354-131130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 2
FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.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...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.


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AMZ374-131130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
323 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

.TONIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NE 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.


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