Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
540 AM 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

AMZ300-050145-
540 AM 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 TODAY. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON THURSDAY AND PASS OFF
THE COAST EARLY THURSDAY EVENING. COLDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
OVER THE AREA INTO SATURDAY...WITH A COASTAL TROUGH TO DEVELOP
OFFSHORE LATE IN THE WEEKEND. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM COULD IMPACT THE
AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-050145-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
540 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT...BUILDING TO 2 TO 3 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.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.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...48 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-050145-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
540 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT THIS AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1/4 NM OR
LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY
1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.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. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING TO
20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. 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.

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AMZ352-050145-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
540 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
THIS AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON...THEN AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1/4 NM OR LESS...INCREASING
TO 1 TO 3 NM.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. AREAS
OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. 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.

$$

AMZ354-050145-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
540 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1/4 NM OR
LESS...INCREASING TO 1 TO 3 NM LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG. VSBY 1 TO
3 NM.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. 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.

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AMZ374-050145-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
540 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY...

.TODAY...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG
THROUGH NOON. VSBY 1/4 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... BECOMING N
25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 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 8 TO 10 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO
9 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...NE 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
CHANCE OF RAIN.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 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.

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