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Marine Weather and Tides
Richmond Hill, GA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 7:28AMSunset 6:52PM Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:30 PM EDT (00:30 UTC) Moonrise 1:20PMMoonset 11:52PM Illumination 50% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 7 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- 322 Pm Edt Tue Oct 16 2018
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Wed night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming ne 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of tstms in the evening. A chance of showers.
Thu..NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers in the morning.
Thu night..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
Fri..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 3 ft in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers.
Fri night..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Sat..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Sat night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Sun..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Sun night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 322 Pm Edt Tue Oct 16 2018
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. Above normal temperatures will prevail until a cold front crosses the region Wednesday into Wednesday night. Cooler high pressure will then move in through late week before a stronger cold front pushes through Saturday night.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Richmond Hill, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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Fxus62 kchs 170028
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
828 pm edt Tue oct 16 2018

Synopsis
Above normal temperatures will prevail until a cold front
crosses the region Wednesday into Wednesday night. Cooler high
pressure will then move in through late week before a stronger
cold front pushes through Saturday night.

Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
Tonight: isolated showers continue mainly along previous precip
outflow boundary collisions upstream and over inland most zones
early tonight. Expect isolated showers thunderstorms to struggle
strengthening considerably while slowly progressing east over
inland zones early tonight given diurnal heat loss and the
position of a mid upper lvl ridge of high pressure extending
from the atlantic over northern florida and southeast georgia.

However, an exception remains over the tri-county area early
tonight where sufficient moisture, instability and marginal bulk
shear remain along the northern fringes of the ridge well ahead
of a sfc front shifting slowly over the midlands and south of
more significant large-scale ascent associated with the right-
rear quadrant of a h250 jet passing north. Given the setup, a
stronger storm can not be ruled out over northern areas into the
first half of the night with strong winds gusts being the
primary concern, but a majority of precip activity should come
in the form of isolated to scattered showers and general
thunderstorms that slowly progress east over the area and
eventually to coastal regions later tonight, especially in
southeast south carolina.

Late tonight, the mid upper lvl ridge will flatten out in response
to a trough crossing the great lakes and the ohio valley. The result
will be the mid-level flow taking on a more westerly component,
which should then provide a stronger push to the upstream stationary
surface front. The proximity of the front should allow showers
to persist into daybreak. Fog and or low stratus are also possible
late tonight, mainly for locations that have seen precip before
daybreak. However, increasing clouds associated with the approaching
front should limit the overall fog coverage to patchy. Otherwise,
expect a rather mild night ahead of the front with lows only
dipping into the lower 70s inland to mid upper 70s at the coast.

Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through Friday
Zonal flow aloft will push a cold front into the area late
Wednesday afternoon. Ahead of the front, an unseasonably warm
and humid airmass will be in place with pws around 1.75". Partly
sunny skies and compression ahead of the front will push high
temps into the mid to upper 80s. Weak forcing along and ahead of
the front should support isolated to scattered showers, along
with a few tstms given modest instability. The better forcing
will be across southern sc during the afternoon where a weak
wave may develop along the front. Severe potential appears quite
low due to limited instability.

The front should push through in earnest Wednesday night,
pushing any residual precipitation off the coast and ushering in
cooler, drier air after midnight. Wednesday night will be 10-15
degrees cooler than the night before, while Thursday's low mid
70s highs will be about 15 degrees cooler.

Temps will warm a few degrees by Friday as the surface high
modifies and shifts off the nc coast.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
Noticeably cooler and drier conditions will persist late week
heading into the weekend; only a brief period of temperature
moderation will occur as the surface high shifts offshore prior
to another cold front likely arriving into the area this
weekend, ushering in additional cooling. Chance pops are
advertised Saturday into Sunday given the proximity of the
front. Dry and much cooler high pressure then builds back in
behind the departing front.

Aviation 00z Wednesday through Sunday
Vfr conditions should prevail through much of the night at both chs
and sav terminals. However, flight restrictions are possible late
tonight, especially at the chs terminal where showers and or
thunderstorms slowly push toward the coast. For this reason, vcsh
remains at the chs terminal between 10-15z Wednesday. Confidence
remains too low to include mention of precip at near the sav
terminal. Fog and or low stratus will also be a concern late tonight
at both terminals. However, guidance remains split in regards to
impacts directly at the terminals. Should any precip occur before
daybreak at a terminal, the chances of fog and or low status will
increase substantially. Conditions should remain mainlyVFR outside
an isolated shower or thunderstorm possibility Wednesday afternoon
or evening.

Extended aviation outlook: low stratus and or ground fog are
possible during the morning hours.

Marine
Tonight: quiet conditions will prevail as a inland front draws
closer to the region through the night. This setup will promote
a modest southwest flow with speeds generally topping out in the
10-15 knot range. Seas will average 2-3 feet.

Small craft advisories increasingly likely by late Wednesday
night or Thursday as NE winds strengthen behind the cold front.

Thereafter, winds seas will gradually diminish as high pressure
shifts off the eastern united states coast. Winds and seas could
increase again Sunday as another cold front crosses the region.

Climate
Record high maximum and record high minimum temperatures will
be challenged until midweek. We have listed records that fall
within 2-3 degrees of forecast values.

Date location record high record high minimum
wed 10 17 chs - 70 (1999)
sav 91 (1921) -

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Dpb
short term... Jrl
long term... Jmc
aviation... Dpb jrl
marine... Dpb jrl
climate...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 24 mi48 min S 2.9 G 6 80°F 80°F1019.5 hPa
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 37 mi150 min SSE 8 83°F 1018 hPa (+0.0)75°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 45 mi40 min SE 12 G 14 82°F 83°F2 ft1019.1 hPa (+0.6)75°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 mi34 minSSE 410.00 miFair79°F75°F90%1018.5 hPa
Wright Army Airfield (Fort Stewart)/Midcoast Regional Airport, GA13 mi34 minSE 410.00 miFair80°F73°F81%1018.5 hPa
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA15 mi37 minSSE 910.00 miA Few Clouds80°F73°F82%1018.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Highway bridge, Ogeechee River, Georgia
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Highway bridge
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Tue -- 12:00 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 12:17 AM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:12 AM EDT     0.96 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 12:15 PM EDT     0.22 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:02 PM EDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 02:19 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 05:47 PM EDT     1.05 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:51 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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Tue -- 12:00 AM EDT     Moonset
Tue -- 02:41 AM EDT     6.40 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:29 AM EDT     Sunrise
Tue -- 09:06 AM EDT     1.58 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:02 PM EDT     First Quarter
Tue -- 02:19 PM EDT     Moonrise
Tue -- 03:16 PM EDT     6.97 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Tue -- 10:04 PM EDT     1.75 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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