Thursday, April25, 2019 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Reidsville, 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 6:45AMSunset 8:03PM Thursday April 25, 2019 7:41 PM EDT (23:41 UTC) Moonrise 12:24AMMoonset 10:48AM Illumination 61% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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- 654 Pm Edt Thu Apr 25 2019
Tonight..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Fri..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms.
Fri night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
Sat..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..S winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
Mon..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Mon night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 654 Pm Edt Thu Apr 25 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. High pressure will prevail through the evening. Low pressure and a cold front will bring unsettled weather on Friday. High pressure will then return for the weekend and prevail through the first half of next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Reidsville, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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Fxus62 kchs 252000
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
400 pm edt Thu apr 25 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will prevail through the evening. Low pressure
and a cold front will bring unsettled weather on Friday. High
pressure will then return for the weekend and prevail through
the first half of next week.

Near term until 6 am Friday morning
This evening and tonight: sfc high pressure centered over the
western atlantic this evening will gradually retreat as a trough of
low pressure and associated cold front shift over the deep south.

Mild and dry conditions will likely persist through the early part
of tonight under high clouds that spread across the region. The
mid upper lvl ridge of high pressure will then quickly shift
offshore by midnight as a pre-frontal h5 shortwave advances west to
east across the region during the second half of the night. There is
quite a bit of inconsistency between models in regards to how much
precip instability develops across the area after midnight, as some
suggest dry low-mid lvl air for a fair amount of time overnight.

However, sufficient forcing associated with the passing h5 shortwave
could spawn a few showers thunderstorms late as moisture instability
characterized by sfc dewpts in the low mid 60s, pwats near 1.4
inches and SBCAPE between 500-1000 j kg peak along areas east of the
i-95 corridor. Any thunderstorm that develops should remain below
severe limits given strongest forcing remains west of the area near
the approaching cold front. However, an isolated stronger thunderstorm
or two with gusty winds can not be ruled out late given 35-40 kt
low-lvl wind fields traversing the area. Temps will remain mild
within a southerly flow under clouds through the night. In general,
lows will only dip into the mid upper 60s.

Short term 6 am Friday morning through Sunday
Friday: an elongated trough from the western great lakes to florida
at the start of the period will deepen and shift east. A weak short
wave embedded in the larger trough will be just northeast of the
area at start the day and this should result in a tendency toward
some sinking motion while drier air moves in at the mid and upper
levels. This combined with a strong signal from the models that
strong significant convection will move east across the northeast
gulf of mexico and into florida early on Friday while more
significant convection and lift moves from northern georgia into
western north carolina. Also, the timing of front is not optimal to
develop significant instability out ahead of it and the model show
just modest instability developing mainly along the coast. Bottom
line, it appears that this split in the precipitation will result in
a lower threat for precipitation and for lighter precipitation amounts
for our cwa. Therefore have lowered rain chances to no more than 50
percent for Friday. With the dry mid levels, cannot rule out a
strong thunderstorm along the front with wind being the primary
threat, but at the present time am not sure how much precipitation
there will be with the front. The precipitation should end from
southwest to northeast rather quickly Friday afternoon. Friday will
be quite windy both ahead of the front and behind it with some wind
gusts up 30 to 35 mph possible. Wind gusts on lake moultrie are
close to lake wind advisory levels, but will defer to the overnight
shift to make the final call. Highs away from the coast will be in
the lower 80s, with generally 50s in the wake of the front Friday
night.

Saturday and Sunday: modest mid level west-northwest to west flow
aloft will prevail in the wake of the large scale trough moving away
from the area. Surface high pressure will build over the area
Saturday, then move offshore Saturday night and into Sunday. Dry air
and subsidence will result dry conditions and little if any cloud
cover. High temperatures will be near normal Saturday and a several
degrees above normal on Sunday.

Long term Sunday night through Thursday
Models are in good agreement showing high pressure over or
nearby our area during the long term, bringing dry conditions
and temperatures at or slightly above normal.

Aviation 20z Thursday through Tuesday
Vfr conditions will prevail at kchs and ksav through much of
the overnight period. Gusty winds around 20 kt are also expected
at either terminal into early evening. A cold front will
approach the area from the west late tonight, bringing a slight
chance for showers and perhaps even a thunderstorm just before
daybreak Friday. Shower thunderstorm chances should then
increase by late Friday morning near the passing cold front.

Uncertainty remains fairly high in regards to precip impacting
both terminals. However, have maintained vcsh at both terminals
near daybreak Friday that potentially persist into early Friday
afternoon. Although flight restriction probabilities are
expected to increase near the timing of fropa, confidence
remains too low to include any in the forecast at this time.

Extended aviation outlook: gusty winds are possible into Friday
evening.VFR conditions are expected Friday night through Monday.

Marine
This evening and tonight: a southwest flow will persist between
atlantic high pressure centered well offshore and low pressure
shifting through the deep south this evening. In general, winds will
be strongest near the land sea interface along the charleston county
coast into the evening. South winds should gust up to 15-20 kt,
especially across the chs harbor. Overnight, the pressure gradient
will begin to tighten, especially after midnight as a cold front
approaches from the west late. Southerly winds are expected to
remain elevated across all waters, topping out in the 15-20 kt range
late while seas build up to 3-4 ft across nearshore waters and 4-5
ft across offshore georgia waters. At this time, conditions should
remain below small craft advisory levels through daybreak. However,
a few showers and or thunderstorms could produce locally stronger
wind gusts late.

Friday: increasing surface pressure gradient ahead of an approaching
cold front and then a tight pressure gradient and good mixing behind
the front will result in elevated winds Friday and Friday evening.

Looks like frequent wind gusts of at least 25 knots will occur in
amz374 and amz330 during the afternoon and evening hours as well as
seas up to 6 feet. As a result, have issued a small craft advisory
for these marine areas from 16z through 04z. The winds are close for
charleston harbor and amz352 to be included, but have left them out
for now. Winds and seas will gradually subside Friday night.

Saturday through early next week: high pressure over or near
the area will dominate the forecast, bringing tranquil marine
conditions.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory from noon Friday to midnight edt Friday
night for amz350-374.

Near term... Dpb
short term... Mte
long term... Ms
aviation... Dpb mte
marine... Dpb mte


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 58 mi102 min SSE 8 76°F 1013 hPa (-2.0)64°F
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 66 mi48 min S 6 G 9.9 74°F 69°F1013.7 hPa
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 78 mi52 min SSE 14 G 16 72°F 72°F3 ft1013.6 hPa (-1.1)66°F

Wind History for Fort Pulaski, GA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Vidalia, Vidalia Municipal Airport, GA21 mi47 minSW 410.00 miFair79°F57°F48%1012.2 hPa
Claxton Evans County Airport, GA23 mi67 minN 010.00 miFair82°F60°F48%1011.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Highway bridge, Ogeechee River, Georgia
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Highway bridge
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Thu -- 01:20 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 04:33 AM EDT     1.03 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:45 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 11:44 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 11:59 AM EDT     0.12 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:56 PM EDT     0.90 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:01 PM EDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for Belfast, Belfast River, Georgia
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Belfast
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Thu -- 01:20 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 02:37 AM EDT     7.77 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:45 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 08:44 AM EDT     0.95 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 11:45 AM EDT     Moonset
Thu -- 03:00 PM EDT     6.80 feet High Tide
Thu -- 08:00 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 08:44 PM EDT     1.31 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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