Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 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

AMZ300-170130-
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST TODAY AND PUSH
THROUGH THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY. AN INLAND WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL THEN PREVAIL IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT INTO THE WEEKEND. ANOTHER
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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AMZ330-170130-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. AREAS OF FOG
THIS MORNING. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY...MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE LATE WITH VSBYS 1 NM OR LESS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.WED...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

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...84 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-170130-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

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

$$

AMZ352-170130-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING N 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THU...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

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

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AMZ354-170130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW LATE. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

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

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AMZ374-170130-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
620 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.THU NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

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

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