Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 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

AMZ300-011500-
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT INTO THE ATLANTIC TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...
WHILE A WEAK COASTAL TROUGH DEVELOPS AND LIFTS NORTH AHEAD OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT PASSING OVER THE AREA MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
THEN RETURN TO THE REGION BY TUESDAY...BEFORE SHIFTING OFFSHORE
AHEAD OF ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
BY LATE IN THE WEEK.

$$

AMZ330-011500-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT.
.SUN...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING W IN THE
AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 FT. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING
N 15 TO 20 WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 2 FT.
.TUE...N WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...52 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-011500-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

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

$$

AMZ352-011500-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN
THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ354-011500-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING W IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING N
15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ374-011500-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
658 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT... INCREASING
TO 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT... BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING W IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.THU...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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