Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

AMZ300-182000-
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A WEAKENING WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST INLAND THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH OF THE REGION
SUNDAY...THEN A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT
COULD PUSH THE REGION LATE WEEK.

$$

AMZ330-182000-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT OR LESS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. PATCHY FOG
IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 KT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 10 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW 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...68 DEGREES.

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AMZ350-182000-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT OR LESS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL EARLY MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
LATE.
.SAT...N WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT... BUILDING TO 3 TO
4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN
THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-182000-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS LESS THAN 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS LATE.
.SAT...N WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.SAT NIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS LIKELY
WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ354-182000-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT OR LESS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS AROUND 5 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING... THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING... THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ374-182000-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
1246 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TONIGHT...VARIABLE WINDS 5 KT OR LESS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SAT...NW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SAT NIGHT...SE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUN...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUN NIGHT...S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS... MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

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