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Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond Hill, GA

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 6:30AMSunset 8:31PM Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00 AM EDT (06:00 UTC) Moonrise 12:32PMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 37% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 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- 144 Am Edt Thu Jul 19 2018
Rest of tonight..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Thu..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Fri..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Fri night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Sat..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. Showers and tstms likely, mainly in the morning.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 144 Am Edt Thu Jul 19 2018
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. A cold front will approach the region from the north tonight and will stall over or close our area Thursday and Thursday night. The front will then slowly lift north as a warm front Friday. A trough of low pressure will then persist into the middle of next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond Hill, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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area forecast discussion
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1109 pm edt Wed jul 18 2018

Synopsis
A cold front will approach the region from the north tonight
and will stall over or close our area Thursday and Thursday
night. The front will then slowly lift north as a warm front
Friday. A trough of low pressure will then persist into the
middle of next week.

Near term until 6 am Thursday morning
Shower and thunderstorm activity continues to diminish over the
area early tonight, while a few showers light rain remain over
interior parts of southeast georgia. Expect most areas to be dry
in the next hour or two and likely remain that way for much of
the night as the atmosphere has been well worked over. Guidance
suggests at least a few showers and or thunderstorms being
possible as a weak cold front slowly enters into the region from
the north late tonight, before stalling over the area through
daybreak. Given the position of the front reaching northern
areas later tonight, precip chances will be highest over the
tri-county area late, where chances of showers and thunderstorms
remain in the forecast.

Low temps will start off slightly cooler where the bulk of
evening convection occurred (tri-county area), but will likely
remain mild overnight, especially within a light southerly flow
south of the approaching front. In general, temps should dip
into the low mid 70s inland to upper 70s near the coast. Late
tonight, patchy shallow fog will be possible for locations that
received rain. However, probabilities coverage are too low to
mention in the forecast at this time.

Short term 6 am Thursday morning through Saturday
Thursday through Friday: a cold front will stall over or close to
the region, and a deep-layered trough will reside over the region.

Pooling of rich moisture featuring pwats well over 2 inches will
translate to an active period with numerous widespread showers
thunderstorms. Maximum pops are capped at likely, with greatest
coverage from late morning into early evening both days. However,
locally greater pops will eventually be required, especially within
near term forecast updates. Also, convection could persist through
Thursday night without the usual significant diurnal decrease in
coverage. The primary concern focuses on the potential for locally
excessive rainfall. The threat for severe weather locally damaging
wind gusts should remain low. Clouds precipitation should hold
max temperatures in the 80s, below normal for mid-july.

Saturday: models agree that somewhat drier air will wrap around the
deep longwave upper trough over the eastern CONUS and into our
region. This should result in somewhat reduced coverage of diurnal
convection as compared with Thursday Friday, and temperatures should
respond by recovering into the more typical lower 90s away from the
coast. Warmer temperatures could produce stronger instability as
compared with the next couple of days, perhaps raising the threat
for a few pulse severe thunderstorms with brief isolated damaging
wind gusts.

Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
The models are in good agreement showing a strong trough over the
east coast Saturday night through Monday, with it weakening on
Tuesday. However, they don't agree as much with the surface pattern.

The models hint at a trough inland Saturday night into Sunday.

Another cold front will slowly approach from the northwest Sunday
into Monday. Then, they disagree over whether the front makes it to
our area or stays to the north. Regardless, the end result will be a
rainy weather pattern.

Aviation 03z Thursday through Monday
Precip activity will then likely decrease with both terminals
experiencingVFR conditions for much of tonight. However, a few
additional showers and thunderstorms can not be ruled out
approaching daybreak Thursday as a cold front approaches from
the north late tonight. Greater chances of showers thunderstorms
should occur Thursday afternoon evening as the front stalls
over the region. Vcts has been included to account for
afternoon evening thunderstorms beginning around 16z at the sav
terminal, then 19z at the chs terminal.

Extended aviation outlook: most of the timeVFR conditions will
prevail. However, episodes of flight restrictions are likely in
convection, and low ceilings could occur even outside any
showers thunderstorms during the late night early morning hours.

Marine
Tonight: showers and or thunderstorms will continue to drift
over coastal waters, before gradually decreasing in coverage.

However, additional showers and thunderstorms could develop over
the waters late as a weak cold front shifts into the area from
the north late, before stalling near the region around daybreak.

Given the setup, stronger wind gusts will be possible with
storms. Outside shower and thunderstorm activity, a southwest
wind is expected to remain around 15 kt or less until turning
north behind the front. Seas will be no higher than 3-4 ft.

Thursday through Monday: thunderstorms will produce locally
hazardous conditions through the period. A cold front will stall
over the waters Thursday and Thursday night, pushing winds into the
east southeast at 15 kt or less. Then, the boundary will lift north
as a warm front Friday, and winds will turn into the southwest and
could increase into the 15-20 knot range at times through early next
week. Seas only 1-3 feet through Friday will build to 3-5 feet,
highest beyond 20 nm, this weekend into early next week.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Dpb
short term... Spr
long term... Ms
aviation... Dpb ned
marine... Dpb ned


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 24 mi31 min SW 6 G 8.9 82°F 85°F1013.8 hPa
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 37 mi61 min SSW 6 80°F 1014 hPa (+1.0)76°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 45 mi71 min SSW 14 G 16 84°F 85°F3 ft1013.7 hPa (+0.6)78°F

Wind History for Fort Pulaski, GA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA11 mi65 minN 010.00 miFair78°F74°F89%1013.1 hPa
Wright Army Airfield (Fort Stewart)/Midcoast Regional Airport, GA13 mi65 minN 09.00 miA Few Clouds78°F74°F89%1013.4 hPa
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA15 mi2.1 hrsSSE 40.00 miOvercast79°F76°F94%1013.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Highway bridge, Ogeechee River, Georgia
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Highway bridge
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Thu -- 12:13 AM EDT     0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 12:47 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 05:12 AM EDT     1.10 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:32 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 12:38 PM EDT     -0.02 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:32 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:53 PM EDT     First Quarter
Thu -- 05:56 PM EDT     1.09 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:30 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Fort McAllister, Ogeechee River, Georgia
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Fort McAllister
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Thu -- 12:47 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 02:40 AM EDT     7.32 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:32 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:25 AM EDT     -0.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 01:31 PM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:25 PM EDT     7.29 feet High Tide
Thu -- 03:53 PM EDT     First Quarter
Thu -- 08:29 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 10:02 PM EDT     0.44 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.15.97.17.36.65.43.82.10.7-0.101.12.84.76.37.27.26.45.23.62.10.90.40.9

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