Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 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

AMZ300-240115-
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILING INTO THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ330-240115-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 KT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY THIS
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN HEAVY
AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN HEAVY A
TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.THU...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 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...79 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-240115-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FT THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. RAIN HEAVY AT
TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1
NM.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-240115-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1
NM.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING
TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

$$

AMZ354-240115-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1 NM.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1
NM.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
POSSIBLE IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

$$

AMZ374-240115-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
602 AM EDT TUE MAY 23 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WITH VSBYS LESS THAN 1
NM.
.WED...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

$$


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