Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:13AM||Sunset 7:20PM||Saturday September 23, 2017 7:01 AM EDT (11:01 UTC)||Moonrise 9:21AM||Moonset 8:45PM||Illumination 8%|
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|AMZ354 Waters From Savannah Ga To Altamaha Sound Ga Out 20 Nm...including Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary- 330 Am Edt Sat Sep 23 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 11 am edt this morning through Monday evening...
Today..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Tonight..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sun..NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Sun night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Mon..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft, subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon.
Mon night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming N after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
|AMZ300 330 Am Edt Sat Sep 23 2017 |
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. High pressure will prevail through this weekend. The high will weaken and shift inland as hurricane maria tracks northward off the southeast u.s. Coast through the first half of next week. A cold front could approach the forecast area late next week.
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus62 kchs 230834|
area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
434 am edt Sat sep 23 2017
High pressure will prevail through this weekend. The high will
weaken and shift inland as hurricane maria tracks northward off
the southeast u.S. Coast through the first half of next week. A
cold front could approach the forecast area late next week.
Near term through tonight
Pre-dawn: high pressure at the surface centered over the
northeast u.S. And mid atlantic controlling our weather this
morning. We indicate a potential for patchy fog this morning and
cannot even rule out some low stratus development per latest
forecast sounding profiles. Since most of the fog will be on the
shallow side, we are not expecting any dense fog around the
region. Temps near daybreak will range from the mid to upper
60s from charleston west and northwest, to the mid 70s along the
ga coast. Other than any stratus formation, skies will remain
Today: an enhancement of deeper moisture along the south ga and
north fl coasts will result in modest moisture advection across
southeast ga, most noticeable to the south of i-16 and especially
closer to the altamaha river entrance. We maintained a forecast
close to previous thinking with chances of showers or perhaps
isolated tstms later today in our far southern zones but mainly
slight chance pops not quite up to i-16, brushing coastal and
southern portions of chatham county. Dry weather will prevail
across most of southeast sc with silent pops along immediate
coastal areas south of charleston. This area is where an
isolated shower could move onshore at some point later this
morning. Highs will be in the upper 80s with the most sunshine
north and more clouds far south. Northeast to east winds will
persist but mainly be light inland from the beaches and barrier
Tonight: it should be dry all areas as high pressure remains in
control. Some clouds may linger ga zones with mostly clear
skies further north. We cannot rule out some patchy fog again
tonight, but winds look to be more elevated in the boundary
layer and we have not put any fog in our forecast at this point.
Short term Sunday through Tuesday
Dry high pressure will remain situated over the forecast area Sunday
and Monday as hurricane maria travels north offshore. Models are in
good agreement through this period and appear too dry to support
mentionable precipitation over land zones in the forecast. Small
probability exists for periodic showers Tuesday, primarily over the
coastal waters as maria transits past the region. Above normal
temperatures will persist, with highs in the mid to upper 80s and
lows in the mid to upper 60s, around 70 at the beaches.
Long term Tuesday night through Friday
Despite the presence of maria offshore, weak NVA under high pressure
should help mitigate precipitation chances locally, with the best
chances for showers thunderstorms occurring late week into early
next weekend associated with an approaching cold front. The front
appears poised to cross the appalachians Thursday into Friday, with
passage through the forecast area likely by early Saturday. Above
average temperatures are expected through the second half of the
week in advance of the front, with cooler temperatures and lower
dewpoints likely behind the front as cool high pressure builds back
into the area.
Aviation 08z Saturday through Wednesday
Hrrr sfc condensation pressure deficits keep values of 5 mbs or
less well inland of the coastal counties, however the forecast
soundings for the terminals do look similar to occurred
yesterday morning when low stratus developed. We mentioned a
layer below 500 feet around sunrise to trend but maintained just|
MVFR conditions at times overnight. Light winds and fair
weather CU should persist through the daylight hours on Saturday
Extended aviation outlook: mainlyVFR conditions expected. Low
probability for brief flight restrictions in early morning fog
and or low clouds Saturday morning at either terminal. Low
probability for brief restrictions due to isolated shower and
thunderstorm Saturday afternoon evening, primarily affecting
The long period swell from hurricane maria was arriving this
morning as 41008 up to 4 feet and 41004 recently jumping to 7 feet.
Small craft advisories will be going into effect all near shore
waters by mid morning with the advisory continuing for ga waters
20-60 nm offshore. Winds will also be on a bit of an uptick
today as the gradient gradually becomes a bit tighter thanks to
the moisture gradients between drier air inland and the north-
northwest advancing deep moisture from maria. Small craft advisories
will continue all waters except the chs harbor tonight for building
seas and steady 15-20 knot flow with higher gusts across ga waters,
especially on the outside of the pilot buoy.
Sunday through Wednesday: a prolonged period of small craft
advisories is expected due to high seas pushing into the waters from
offshore hurricane maria. Winds will generally vary NE to N 15 to 20
knots with some gusts to 25 knots anticipated through the early part
of the week before backing NW early Wednesday.
Rip currents: swell from offshore hurricane maria will slowly
build at the beaches. We have increased the risk to high today
as northeast wind look to be on the increase at area beaches
while long period swell builds. Due to the presence of hurricane
maria offshore, increased chances for life-threatening rip
currents will persist into mid-week.
Tides coastal flooding
Powerful surf created by offshore hurricane maria will drive
significant wave run-up, which could cause further beach erosion
this weekend into early next week. High surf advisories may be
required. Also, the potential for shallow salt water flooding
will persist through early next week around the times of high
tide, particularly along the south carolina coast.
Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... High rip current risk through this evening for gaz117-119-139-
Sc... High rip current risk through this evening for scz048>051.
Marine... Small craft advisory from 11 am this morning to 8 pm edt
Tuesday for amz352.
Small craft advisory from 11 am this morning to 4 pm edt
Wednesday for amz350.
Small craft advisory from 11 am this morning to 11 pm edt
Monday for amz354.
Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt Wednesday for amz374.
short term... Jmc
long term... Jmc
tides coastal flooding...
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA||24 mi||43 min||N 5.1 G 7||75°F||80°F||1015.4 hPa|
|SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA||37 mi||61 min||Calm||76°F||1014 hPa (+0.0)||76°F|
|41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA||45 mi||71 min||ENE 7.8 G 9.7||77°F||81°F||4 ft||1013.8 hPa (+0.0)||69°F|
Wind History for Fort Pulaski, GA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA||11 mi||63 min||NNE 3||4.00 mi||Fog/Mist||73°F||72°F||96%||1014.5 hPa|
|Wright Army Airfield (Fort Stewart)/Midcoast Regional Airport, GA||13 mi||2.1 hrs||N 3||9.00 mi||Fair||70°F||68°F||95%||1014.5 hPa|
|Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA||15 mi||68 min||N 4||3.00 mi||Fog/Mist||70°F||70°F||100%||1015.2 hPa|
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Sat -- 01:48 AM EDT 1.15 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:14 AM EDT Sunrise
Sat -- 09:16 AM EDT 0.06 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 10:20 AM EDT Moonrise
Sat -- 02:19 PM EDT 1.16 feet High Tide
Sat -- 07:20 PM EDT Sunset
Sat -- 09:44 PM EDT Moonset
Sat -- 09:48 PM EDT 0.09 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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|Fort McAllister |
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Sat -- 06:04 AM EDT 0.28 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:13 AM EDT Sunrise
Sat -- 10:20 AM EDT Moonrise
Sat -- 11:46 AM EDT 7.78 feet High Tide
Sat -- 06:34 PM EDT 0.53 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 07:19 PM EDT Sunset
Sat -- 09:44 PM EDT Moonset
Sat -- 11:58 PM EDT 7.36 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Charleston, SC (7,2,3,4)(on/off)  Help
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