Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 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

AMZ300-031415-
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA
TONIGHT...THEN  STALL JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA EARLY TUESDAY. THE
FRONT WILL LIFT BACK   NORTH AS A WARM FRONT LATE TUESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL  APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...PASSING THROUGH THE  REGION THURSDAY. COLDER HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA INTO  EARLY SATURDAY...WITH A COASTAL
TROUGH TO DEVELOP OFFSHORE INTO SUNDAY.

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AMZ330-031415-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E...THEN SHIFTING TO NE
15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FT. 1 TO 2
FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF RAIN. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. AREAS OF
FOG.
.WED...SW WINDS 15 KT. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

CHARLESTON HARBOR WATER TEMPERATURE...48 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-031415-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM EST THIS EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

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

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AMZ352-031415-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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

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AMZ354-031415-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG EARLY THIS EVENING. AREAS OF
FOG LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. AREAS OF FOG.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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AMZ374-031415-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
603 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E 15 KT LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE.
.TUE...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.THU NIGHT...N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NE 25 TO 30 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 25 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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