Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 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

AMZ300-202330-
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH OF THE AREA TODAY. A SERIES OF UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL AFFECT THE AREA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT...WITH A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND COLD FRONT TO MOVE
THROUGH SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN RETURN
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

$$

AMZ330-202330-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT EARLY...BECOMING S...THEN SW 10 TO 15 KT
LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF
TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH
A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 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...57 DEGREES.

$$

AMZ350-202330-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...SE WINDS 5 KT EARLY...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT...THEN
INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG LATE
THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-202330-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW AND INCREASING TO 10 TO
15 KT THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

$$

AMZ354-202330-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 KT...THEN S 10 TO 15 KT
THIS AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG LATE THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG.
.SAT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A
CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.

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

$$

AMZ374-202330-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
319 AM EST FRI JAN 20 2017

.TODAY...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3
FT.
.TONIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.SAT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.SAT NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
6 TO 8 FT...BUILDING TO 7 TO 9 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.TUE...W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

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