Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 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

AMZ300-040500-
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT AND PASS
OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY. A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA THURSDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN EXPAND INTO THE
REGION FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

$$

AMZ330-040500-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY...MAINLY IN
THE EVENING.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 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...74 DEGREES.

$$

AMZ350-040500-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-040500-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

$$

AMZ354-040500-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

$$

AMZ374-040500-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
946 AM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.REST OF TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$



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