Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 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

AMZ300-010300-
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT AND
WEDGE SOUTHWARD OVER GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA OVER THE WEEKEND
WHILE A COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST. A COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE IN AND STALL OVER OR JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA ON
MONDAY...THEN LIFT NORTH AS A WARM FRONT ON TUESDAY. A COLD FRONT
WILL SHIFT THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...FOLLOWED
 BY COOLER HIGH PRESSURE NEXT WEEKEND.

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AMZ330-010300-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. WAVES BUILDING
TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...DECREASING
TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT...SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 2 FT
LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...47 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-010300-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ352-010300-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... DIMINISHING TO
5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT... SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS... MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ354-010300-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8
FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

AMZ374-010300-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
659 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NE WINDS 25 KT...INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO
35 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT...BUILDING TO 9 TO 11 FT THIS AFTERNOON. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
THIS AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING E
15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 9 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 8 TO 10
FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 7 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUN NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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