Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 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

AMZ300-202100-
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A WARM FRONT ACROSS THE AREA WILL LIFT NORTH LATE TONIGHT INTO
FRIDAY. A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL AFFECT THE AREA
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...THEN A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
THEN RETURN INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK BEFORE ANOTHER COLD FRONT
AFFECTS THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

$$

AMZ330-202100-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY...
MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 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...57 DEGREES.

$$

AMZ350-202100-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-202100-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY
FOG LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ354-202100-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY
FOG LATE.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS
LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

$$

AMZ374-202100-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1256 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 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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