Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

AMZ300-031030-
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE WATERS THIS EVENING.
SEVERAL AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY PUSH A COLD FRONT
TOWARD THE REGION THROUGH TUESDAY...PRODUCING UNSETTLED CONDITIONS.
THE COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED
BY A REINFORCING COLD FRONT ON THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
EXPAND INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

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AMZ330-031030-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND EARLY MORNING. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE
MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 KT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 KT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 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...74 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-031030-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

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

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

$$

AMZ352-031030-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.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.

$$

AMZ354-031030-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.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.

$$

AMZ374-031030-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
323 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TONIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
.TUE...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.
.WED...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.THU...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
.THU NIGHT...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT.
.FRI...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.FRI NIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

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