Coastal Waters Forecast
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 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

AMZ300-200830-
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT INTO THE AREA TODAY...ACCOMPANIED BY AN UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA
MONDAY...MOVING OFFSHORE MONDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DROP THROUGH THE
AREA THURSDAY NIGHT...THEN A STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE REGION
NEXT WEEKEND.

$$

AMZ330-200830-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 KT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
EARLY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE
EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO
30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING W
10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES 1 TO 2 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT.
.WED...W WINDS AROUND 5 KT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 KT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 KT.
.THU 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...69 DEGREES.

$$

AMZ350-200830-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS EARLY...THEN A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
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 AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT IN THE EVENING...THEN
SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

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

$$

AMZ352-200830-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...TORNADO WATCH 79 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS
LATE. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SOME TSTMS MAY BE
SEVERE.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS
TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. 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...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

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

$$

AMZ354-200830-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

...TORNADO WATCH 79 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.THIS AFTERNOON...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE
OF TSTMS LATE. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS IN THE EVENING. SOME TSTMS MAY BE SEVERE.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED...NE WINDS 5 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW 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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WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
120 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.THIS AFTERNOON...SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS EARLY...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF
TSTMS LATE.
.TONIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS WITH A
CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING.
.MON...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.MON NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.
.TUE...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED...NE WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 FT.
.WED NIGHT...S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU...SW WINDS AROUND 5 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

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

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