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NWS Forecast

FZUS52 KCHS 200720
CWFCHS

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

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

AMZ300-202230-
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTH COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA
AND NORTH COASTAL GEORGIA...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE GEORGIA COAST WILL GRADUALLY MOVE AWAY FROM
THE WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD INTO
THE REGION MONDAY. A WEAKENING COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE
AREA TUESDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE THROUGH LATE WEEK.



AMZ350-202230-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING


TODAY
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.
SHOWERS LIKELY... MAINLY THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO
7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

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



AMZ352-202230-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
N WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

WED NIGHT
E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

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



AMZ330-202230-
CHARLESTON HARBOR-
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. WAVES 2 TO 3
FT...HIGHEST NEAR THE HARBOR ENTRANCE. SHOWERS LIKELY...MAINLY
THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 25 KT. WAVES 1 TO 2
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...MAINLY IN THE EVENING.

MON
N WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 KT IN
THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.

WED NIGHT
E WINDS 5 KT.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT.

THU NIGHT
SE 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...62 DEGREES.



AMZ354-202230-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

MON
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 TO 3 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

WED NIGHT
E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

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



AMZ374-202230-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
320 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FT. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 25 TO 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10
FT...SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 9 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MON
N WINDS 20 KT WITH GUSTS TO 30 KT...DECREASING TO 15 KT
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT IN THE
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY.

MON NIGHT
NE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

WED
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WED NIGHT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

THU
NE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

THU NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT. 

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