Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 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

AMZ300-260315-
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA LATE TODAY...WITH CONTINENTAL
HIGH PRESSURE TO BUILD OVER THE SOUTHEAST LATER TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
THE HIGH WILL THEN MOVE OFFSHORE EARLY NEXT WEEK. ANOTHER COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY HIGH
PRESSURE FOR THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-260315-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT.
.MON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. A 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...62 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-260315-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG THIS
MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY.
.TUE...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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AMZ352-260315-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS
MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ354-260315-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING...THEN PATCHY
FOG THIS AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ374-260315-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
706 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. AREAS OF FOG THIS
MORNING WITH VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON...SE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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

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