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Marine Weather and Tides
Skidaway Island, GA

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Sunrise 6:18AMSunset 8:35PM Saturday June 24, 2017 1:30 AM EDT (05:30 UTC) Moonrise 5:57AMMoonset 8:12PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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AMZ354 Waters From Savannah Ga To Altamaha Sound Ga Out 20 Nm...including Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary- 1213 Am Edt Sat Jun 24 2017
Rest of tonight..S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat night..S winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming sw 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Sun..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon. Showers and tstms likely.
Sun night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Mon..NW winds 5 kt, becoming ne in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the morning.
Mon night..SE winds 5 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Tue night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Wed..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 1213 Am Edt Sat Jun 24 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. A cold front will gradually move through the area this weekend, moving off the coast Monday. Drier high pressure will build in from the northwest for much of next week before moving offshore late week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Skidaway Island, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
1241 am edt Sat jun 24 2017

Synopsis
A cold front will gradually move through the area this weekend,
moving off the coast Monday. Drier high pressure will build in
from the northwest for much of next week before moving offshore
late week.

Near term until 6 am this morning
A warm, humid night is in progress. Strengthening nocturnal
jetting is keeping the boundary layer well mixed and temperature
have been stubborn to fall over the past few hours. Nudged
overnight lows up a degree for many locations. Coastal locations
will be hard pressed to drop out of the lower 80s, especially at
the beaches where breezy conditions are ongoing.

Short term 6 am this morning through Monday
A broad upper trough will persist across the central united
states while a cold front gradually sinks southeast into the
area. Most of the upper shortwave energy will remain to the
northwest of the area Saturday into Sunday. However, deep
tropical moisture will spread across the area with precipitable
water values 2.0-2.2" during the period.

Given the deep wsw flow in the lowest 500 mb of the atmosphere
on Saturday, the morning will be mostly dry. The best chance for
precipitation will come later in the afternoon as the cold
front begins to approach. We held the pops until the latter half
of the afternoon with the highest values farther inland. The
ensuing morning subsidence should allow for considerable
sunshine and the development of moderate surface-based
instability. 0-6 km bulk shear vectors increase to around 25 kt
late in the afternoon farther inland with capes 2500-3000 j kg.

Some organized thunderstorms may move into our area late in the
afternoon or during the evening with at least some damaging wind
potential.

The cold front will stall out along our coast on Sunday while
deep moisture persists. Greater cloud cover in the morning
should somewhat limit instability, and with the greatest upper
forcing remaining to the northwest, convergence will primarily
be driven by the nearby cold front. Fairly good coverage of
showers and tstms expected, especially closer to the coast.

Low to mid 60s dewpoints are progged to move into inland areas
on Monday as drier high pressure gradually builds southeast. The
front will slowly drift southeast, though sticking around long
enough to maintain at least isolated showers and tstms over
coastal areas and the adjacent atlantic waters.

Long term Monday night through Friday
Monday night the cold front will be offshore of our area,
dissipating as it moves further away. Meanwhile, high pressure
from the central u.S. Will gradually be building towards our
area. The high is expected to pass north of our area Wednesday,
then move offshore Thursday. Dry conditions are expected for
most of the land area. The only shower threat appears to be over
the coastal waters each night and maybe along portions of the
immediate coast. Temperatures will be slightly below normal
through Wednesday, then creeping up on Thursday.

Aviation 06z Saturday through Wednesday
Vfr for much of the period, although shower TSTM probabilities
will increase after 00z. Latest cams are a bit slower to bring
showers tstms into the ksav-kchs corridor, but think by 00z
activity will be in the area. Latest guidance suggests kchs may
have a better chance for impacts so will go ahead and introduce
a tempo group from roughly 00-03z for MVFR in tsra. Timing is a
bit more uncertain at ksav with the better forcing progged to
pass by to the north, so will leave any mention of tstms out of
that TAF for now. This will be reevaluated with the 12z taf
cycle.

Extended aviation outlook: periods of flight restrictions are
expected late Saturday into Monday due to a cold front slowly
moving through the area.

Marine
Tonight: atlantic high pressure will hang on to the east while
the remnants of tropical cyclone cindy move northeast toward the
mid-atlantic region. This will set up a pressure pattern
favorable for increasing south southwest winds, generally
highest across the charleston county waters where the best
gradient jetting is likely. Think winds will gust near 25 kt
across this area along with seas building to 6 ft toward 20 nm
offshore and thus an advisory will remain in effect for this
area. Conditions will be close to advisory thresholds elsewhere
as well but confidence in coverage duration of criteria is low.

Saturday, a tightening gradient ahead of a cold front will
maintain 25 kt gusts and 6 ft seas over portions of the
charleston nearshore. Thus a small craft advisory persists
through Saturday evening. Our forecast wind gusts in charleston
harbor for Saturday afternoon are currently just shy of small
craft advisory given gusts of 22-23 kt when the sea breeze
enhances the existing flow.

Winds and seas will diminish considerably later Saturday night
through the middle of next week as the cold front drops south
and high pressure gradually expands southeast.

Rip currents: the combination of breezy conditions in the surf
zone and influences from the new moon, lunar perigee and ongoing
elevated tides will support a moderate risk for rip currents
through Saturday. An elevated risk for rip currents will be
possible again Sunday.

Tides coastal flooding
Tides will continue to run a little high through Monday due to
various astronomical influences. Fortunately the wind directions
are not very conducive to much surge so we still might only
barely touch 7 ft mllw at charleston harbor during some of the
evening tides.

Climate
Record high minimums for 24 june:
kchs 79 2016.

Kcxm 85 1998.

Ksav 79 1932.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 2 am edt Sunday for amz350.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 12 mi43 min SSW 11 G 15 81°F 84°F1016.9 hPa
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 36 mi91 min S 13 81°F 1017 hPa (+2.0)77°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 37 mi101 min S 19 G 23 81°F 82°F4 ft1016.5 hPa (+1.9)76°F
41033 43 mi83 min SSW 18 G 23 82°F 83°F1016.4 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA10 mi33 minSSW 710.00 miFair80°F74°F83%1016.2 hPa
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA18 mi38 minSSW 710.00 miFair80°F73°F79%1016.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Vernon View, Burnside River, Georgia
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Vernon View
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Sat -- 03:32 AM EDT     -0.98 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:19 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:57 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 09:33 AM EDT     8.17 feet High Tide
Sat -- 03:42 PM EDT     -1.41 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:12 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 09:56 PM EDT     9.87 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.63.10.8-0.7-0.80.52.656.988.17.15.330.7-1-1.3-0.12.35.17.79.39.99.2

Tide / Current Tables for Savannah River Entrance, Georgia Current
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Savannah River Entrance
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Sat -- 01:09 AM EDT     -2.64 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:02 AM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:18 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 06:30 AM EDT     2.16 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 06:56 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:07 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 01:25 PM EDT     -2.38 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 04:05 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:50 PM EDT     2.91 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 08:33 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 09:11 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 10:36 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Charleston, SC (1,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Charleston, SC
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