Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:21AM||Sunset 5:49PM||Sunday January 21, 2018 1:27 PM EST (18:27 UTC)||Moonrise 10:12AM||Moonset 10:07PM||Illumination 25%|
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|AMZ354 Waters From Savannah Ga To Altamaha Sound Ga Out 20 Nm, Including Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary- 1230 Pm Est Sun Jan 21 2018 |
This afternoon..Variable winds 5 kt, becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 1 foot.
Tonight..E winds 5 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.
Mon..E winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Mon night..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft, building to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.
Tue night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Wed night..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
|AMZ300 1230 Pm Est Sun Jan 21 2018 |
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. High pressure will prevail into Monday. A cold front will move through the region Tuesday morning, followed by high pressure for the rest of the work week.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Isle of Hope, GAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
|Fxus62 kchs 211739|
area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
1239 pm est Sun jan 21 2018
High pressure will prevail into Monday. A cold front will move
through the region Tuesday morning, followed by high pressure
for the rest of the work week.
Near term until 6 pm this evening
Early Sunday afternoon: in the wake of departing upper low,
sunshine subsidence will push temps to around 70f away from the
immediate coast. On the beaches, onshore flow produced by the
sea breeze circulation will hold temps in the 55-60f range.
Short term 6 pm this evening through Wednesday
Tonight: a return flow regime will setup tonight as high
pressure shifts farther out to sea and a cold front approaches
the lower mississippi valley. Another bout of cirrus will likely
overspread the region after midnight as another powerful
subtropical jet spreads high-level moisture across the deep
south ahead of a developing winter storm across the central
plains. Could see a little stratus and possibly some shallow
ground fog develop closer to sunrise as isentropic assent atop
a weak coastal trough offshore impacts the coastal areas.
However, no measurable rainfall or major stratus fog problems
are expected. It will be another warm night despite a decoupled
boundary layer with lows ranging from the lower 40s across
interior southeast south carolina to the upper 40s near 50 near
the immediate coast and beaches.
Monday: high pressure will prevail over the southeast the first part
of Monday, then quickly move offshore as a cold front approaches
from the west. Weak coastal troughing will also form at this time.
The result will be an increasing threat of showers along the coast
into the tri-county during the day, with the threat increasing
inland overnight with the front. A few hundredths of an inch of qpf
are expected across the area, mainly late at night. Temperatures
will be well above normal.
Tuesday and Wednesday: remnant showers may linger along the coast in
the morning as the front moves offshore. High pressure will build in
from the west during the afternoon and prevail into Wednesday,
bringing dry conditions. Temperatures will be above normal Tuesday
and near normal Wednesday.
Long term Wednesday night through Saturday
High pressure will prevail into Friday, bringing dry conditions and
seasonal temperatures. The threat of showers returns with a
disturbance on Saturday.
Aviation 18z Sunday through Friday
Vfr through until late tonight early Monday. Then, latest|
guidance continues to advertise increasing low-level southerly
flow and associated increasing moisture late tonight early
Monday. Thus, MVFR CIGS are likely to develop at both terminals
through the balance of the 18z TAF period.
Extended aviation outlook: flight restrictions are likely with a
cold front Monday night into Tuesday morning.
This afternoon: a weak pressure pattern will support a sea
breeze circulation onshore winds 10 kt or less close to shore
and variable at 5 kt or less offshore. Seas of 1-2 ft,
dominated by a 9-10 second period easterly swell, will prevail.
Tonight: weak onshore flow will persist as a weak coastal trough
develops offshore. The trough will remain rather ill-defined
with only a subtle wind shift confined mainly to the georgia
offshore waters. Winds will remain <10 kt with seas 1 ft or
less nearshore and 1-2 ft offshore.
Monday through Thursday: high pressure will prevail Monday. A cold
front will move through the region Tuesday morning, bringing a brief
increase in winds seas and maybe some sea fog. Seas might approach 6
ft for a few hours across the outer portion of amz350 Tuesday
morning, so a small craft advisory is not out of the question.
High pressure will build towards the southeast late Tuesday and
prevail into Thursday.
The kclx radar remains out of service until further notice.
Repairs are ongoing. Adjacent radars include: kltx, kcae, kjgx,
kvax and kjax.
The downtown charleston observation site (chls1 kcxm) remains
out of service until further notice.
Chs watches warnings advisories
Near term... Spr
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA||9 mi||40 min||SE 5.1 G 7||58°F||46°F||1024.5 hPa|
|41033||40 mi||80 min||SSW 1.9 G 5.8||51°F||47°F||1024.3 hPa|
|SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA||41 mi||88 min||S 5.1||64°F||1025 hPa (-1.0)||39°F|
|41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA||41 mi||38 min||WSW 1.9 G 1.9||56°F||53°F||1 ft||1024.4 hPa (-1.8)||37°F|
Wind History for Fort Pulaski, GA(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA||6 mi||32 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||67°F||40°F||37%||1023.3 hPa|
|Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA||14 mi||35 min||N 3||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||69°F||39°F||33%||1023.9 hPa|
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|Isle of Hope |
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Sun -- 04:55 AM EST 0.00 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:23 AM EST Sunrise
Sun -- 10:11 AM EST Moonrise
Sun -- 11:24 AM EST 7.63 feet High Tide
Sun -- 05:29 PM EST -0.07 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 05:48 PM EST Sunset
Sun -- 10:07 PM EST Moonset
Sun -- 11:43 PM EST 7.17 feet High Tide
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|Savannah River Entrance |
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Sun -- 02:16 AM EST -1.78 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:39 AM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 07:22 AM EST Sunrise
Sun -- 08:17 AM EST 1.94 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 10:11 AM EST Moonrise
Sun -- 11:59 AM EST -0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 02:52 PM EST -1.94 knots Max Ebb
Sun -- 05:47 PM EST Sunset
Sun -- 06:14 PM EST 0.00 knots Slack
Sun -- 08:47 PM EST 2.02 knots Max Flood
Sun -- 10:06 PM EST Moonset
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Wind Forecast for Charleston, SC (13,3,4,5)(on/off)  Help
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