Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

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

AMZ300-231115-
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
AN INLAND WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH TONIGHT...
BEFORE BEGINNING TO ERODE ON TUESDAY AS A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH
INTO THE AREA. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH FROM THE
WEST ON WEDNESDAY AND MOVE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD FROM THE GULF COAST REGION ON THURSDAY
AND SETTLE OVER THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT COULD SHIFT THROUGH LATE IN THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ330-231115-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN EARLY
THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.FRI...W WINDS 5 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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...54 DEGREES.


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AMZ350-231115-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT. RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN
LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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


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AMZ352-231115-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 4
FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. RAIN LIKELY EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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


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AMZ354-231115-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY EARLY THIS
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
AREAS OF FOG.
.TUE...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING... THEN SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON. AREAS OF FOG IN THE
MORNING...THEN PATCHY FOG IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. PATCHY FOG.
.WED...S WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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


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AMZ374-231115-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
314 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SEAS 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY EARLY THIS EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.TUE...S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...
THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.WED...S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 7 FT...
BUILDING TO 6 TO 8 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

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


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