Marine Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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000 FZUS72 KCHS 242114 MWSCHS MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 414 PM EST MON NOV 24 2014 AMZ330-350-352-354-250515- CHARLESTON HARBOR- WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM- WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM- WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY- 414 PM EST MON NOV 24 2014 ...AREAS OF FOG WILL IMPACT THE COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT... THE COMBINATION OF THE LARGE TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COOLER WATERS AND THE OVER RIDING WARM AND EXTREMELY MOIST AIR MASS...PLUS LOWERING STRATUS CLOUDS WILL ALLOW FOR AREAS OF FOG ACROSS THE SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT...MAINLY AT AND NEAR THE COAST AND OUT 10 NM. AT THE PRESENT TIME IT APPEARS THAT THE FOG WILL STAY NEAR OR JUST OUTSIDE OF THE SAVANNAH AND CHARLESTON HARBOR EARLY ON...BUT COULD SPREAD INTO THESE RIVERS OVERNIGHT. VISIBILITY IN THE FOG WILL BE UNDER 2 NM...AT TIMES EVEN NEAR 1 NM. IF THE FOG BECOMES DENSE AND WIDESPREAD ENOUGH THEN DENSE FOG ADVISORIES WOULD BE REQUIRED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... MARINERS ARE URGED TO NAVIGATE WITH EXTREME CARE. IF YOU MUST NAVIGATE IN THESE CONDITIONS...PROCEED WITH CAUTION. USE PROPER FOG SIGNALS...INCLUDING FOG HORNS. MAKE SURE ALL NAVIGATIONAL RUNNING LIGHTS ARE ON. PLEASE RELAY ANY REPORTS OF SEA FOG TO THE CHARLESTON OR TYBEE ISLAND COAST GUARD STATIONS AND ASK THEM TO IMMEDIATELY FORWARD YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON. && $$

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