Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 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

AMZ300-231245-
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE SOUTHEAST AS IT
DEEPENS NEAR THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS INTO TONIGHT. THIS ALLOWS FOR
A STRONG COLD FRONT TO PUSH THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. WEAKENING LOW
PRESSURE WILL PASS BY TO THE NORTH ON MONDAY...BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE
RETURNS THROUGH MID WEEK. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA
LATE IN THE WEEK.

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AMZ330-231245-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT...
...TORNADO WATCH 22 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. GUSTS TO 30 KT UNTIL EARLY MORNING.
WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS THIS EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE EARLY
THIS EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...W 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...58 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-231245-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY...
...TORNADO WATCH 22 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SW 25 TO 30 KT LATE THIS
EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO
9 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE EARLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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AMZ352-231245-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...TORNADO WATCH 22 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT... SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE EARLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN
SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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AMZ354-231245-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
...TORNADO WATCH 22 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT... SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE EARLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

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AMZ374-231245-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
436 PM EST SUN JAN 22 2017

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST MONDAY...

.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT LATE.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS AND
TSTMS EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE
THIS EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME TSTMS
MAY BE SEVERE EARLY THIS EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT.
.TUE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING W 15 KT
WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

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