Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 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

AMZ300-240000-
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THIS AFTERNOON AS A WEAK TROUGH
OF LOW PRESSURE LINGERS NEAR THE AREA. A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL
SLOWLY PUSH SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY
FOLLOWED BY COOLER AND DRIER HIGH PRESSURE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF
NEXT WEEK. MEANWHILE LOW PRESSURE NEAR THE BAHAMAS WILL SLOWLY
MOVE NORTHWARD...LIKELY REMAINING WELL OFFSHORE.

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AMZ330-240000-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 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...86 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-240000-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE LATE. SEAS
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT...INCREASING TO 20
TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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AMZ352-240000-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 1 TO
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...SE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

$$

AMZ354-240000-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO
25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN
THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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AMZ374-240000-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1048 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 2 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...NE WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SUN 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 AND
TSTMS.
.MON...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MON NIGHT...NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO
8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUE...NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.TUE NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.WED...NE WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

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

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