Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

AMZ300-221745-
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
UNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AS
SEVERAL DISTURBANCES MOVE OVER THE REGION. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL
THEN APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY...THEN SHIFT THROUGH THE
AREA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. DRY HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN SETTLE OVER THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE WEEKEND.


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AMZ330-221745-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 KT LATE. WAVES 1
TO 2 FT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN
THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI 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...55 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-221745-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT LATE. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
RAIN LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

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AMZ352-221745-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO
5 FT LATE. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING... THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

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AMZ354-221745-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 4
TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN.
.MON...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. RAIN LIKELY.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

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AMZ374-221745-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
945 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. RAIN.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. RAIN.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

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