Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 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

AMZ300-290200-
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL STALL OVER OR NEAR THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY
BEFORE MOVING BACK NORTH THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
FOLLOWED BY DRIER HIGH PRESSURE SUNDAY. UNSETTLED WEATHER COULD
RETURN AS SOON AS NEXT MONDAY.

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AMZ330-290200-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO
20 KT LATE. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.THU...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 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...63 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-290200-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON.
SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...NE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

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

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AMZ352-290200-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...E WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LIKELY.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 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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AMZ354-290200-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...
BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 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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AMZ374-290200-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
659 AM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

.TODAY...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS
5 FT.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING N IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT.
.WED NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU...E WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.FRI...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.FRI NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.SAT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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