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Marine Weather and Tides
Wilmington Island, GA

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Sunrise 7:19AMSunset 7:39PM Friday March 24, 2017 7:56 PM EDT (23:56 UTC) Moonrise 4:07AMMoonset 3:17PM Illumination 7% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 27 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- 633 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017
Tonight..E winds 10 kt...becoming se. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat night..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun..SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Tue..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 633 Pm Edt Fri Mar 24 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. High pressure will prevail this weekend. A weak cold front should stall over the area during the middle of next week, then shift back north as a warm front late in the week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wilmington Island, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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Fxus62 kchs 242310
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
710 pm edt Fri mar 24 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will prevail this weekend. A weak cold front should
stall over the area during the middle of next week, then shift
back north as a warm front late in the week.

Near term /until 6 am Saturday morning/
At the request of the us forest service in the francis marion
nf, a dense smoke advisory has been issued through 10 am
Saturday. This is due to lingering smoke from an earlier
prescribed burn near bethera and farewell corner in the forest
of berkeley county. For the time being all roads are open, but
portions of several roads in northern berkeley county may be
closed tonight.

A deep onshore fetch and decent low level moisture beneath the
nocturnal inversion will support considerable stratocumulus from
the atlantic advecting onshore and impacting mainly the coastal
zones through the night. Also, high level cirrus will arrive
from the northwest, and the combination will result in partly co
mostly cloudy skies.

A few hi-res models do indicate a little fog west of i-95 closer
to daybreak, but with geostrophic winds at 10 kt or greater and
the high clouds, this is highly unlikely.

Sfc high pressure centered to the northeast will slide further
east over the western atlantic while a low pressure system
advances east over the central united states. Aloft, a high
amplitude ridge of high pressure will extend across the
southeast for much of the night, dominating the weather pattern
with dry/mild conditions. Soundings suggest high clouds will
develop over the area late, well ahead of the low pressure
system to the west. The pattern along with increasing high
clouds late, suggests temps will remain more mild tonight than
the previous night. In general, temps should dip into the
low/mid 50s away from the immediate coast.

Short term /6 am Saturday morning through Monday/
The region will remain along the western fringes of atlantic high
pressure through the period. Weak shortwave energy and the approach
of a weakening cold front could support scattered showers/tstms
Sunday afternoon with another round of convection possible Monday
afternoon ahead of the resultant sea breeze circulation. Pops will
be capped at 30-40% inland both days with coastal pops limited to
20%. Highs away from the beaches will warm into the mid-upper 70s
Saturday, the lower 80s Sunday with lower-mid 80s Monday. Lows will
range from the mid-upper 50s inland with lower 60s at the coast each
night.

Long term /Monday night through Friday/
A weakening cold front looks to approach the area mid week before
stalling and eventually shifting back northward as a warm front late
in the period. Some showers and thunderstorms are expected, mainly
mon night into Tuesday and again Friday as a shortwave energy moves
through the area. No significant rainfall and/or severe weather
anticipated at this time however.

Aviation /00z Saturday through Wednesday/
Vfr, although there is a risk for a period of MVFR ceilings late
tonight and Saturday morning at kchs and ksav as maritime
moisture becomes trapped beneath a sharp inversion.

Extended aviation outlook: there are no impact-level concerns
with a >30% probability of occurrence.

Marine
Tonight: a weak coastal trough will remain well off the
southeast coast this evening while high pressure centered to the
northeast shifts further offshore. The pattern will result in a
steady gradient over much of the coastal waters overnight with
winds/seas that remain below small craft advisory levels. In
general, southeast winds will peak between 10-15 kts early while
seas are no higher than 3-4 ft nearshore and 4-5 ft offshore
early tonight.

Saturday through Wednesday: there are no concerns with atlantic
high pressure generally in control until a weakening cold front
moves into the area Wednesday. Seas look to be near 6 feet along the
eastern portions of the georgia offshore leg which will likely
necessitate a small craft advisory for that zone. Winds will remain
less than 20 kt through the period.

Chs watches/warnings/advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... Dense smoke advisory until 10 am edt Saturday for scz045.

Marine... None.

Near term...

short term... St
long term... Rjb
aviation...

marine...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 6 mi39 min E 5.1 G 5.1 62°F 61°F1028.4 hPa
41033 37 mi49 min ENE 3.9 G 7.8 62°F 60°F1028 hPa
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 42 mi67 min E 7.8 G 7.8 64°F 63°F5 ft1027.3 hPa (-1.6)59°F
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 43 mi57 min E 4.1 67°F 1028 hPa (-1.0)58°F
ACXS1 - ACE Basin Reserve, SC 48 mi72 min SE 2.9 68°F 1028 hPa55°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, GA8 mi59 minESE 1110.00 miOvercast68°F57°F68%1027.7 hPa
Savannah, Savannah International Airport, GA14 mi64 minSE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy69°F51°F53%1028.1 hPa
Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Airport, SC22 mi67 minE 310.00 miPartly Cloudy66°F57°F73%1028.8 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Savannah Sheraton Resort Hotel, Wilmington River, Georgia
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Savannah Sheraton Resort Hotel
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Fri -- 05:06 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:10 AM EDT     7.60 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:22 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 12:26 PM EDT     0.44 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 04:17 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 06:28 PM EDT     7.52 feet High Tide
Fri -- 07:38 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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0.71.42.84.45.97.17.67.36.34.93.11.50.50.61.73.35.16.67.47.46.553.31.6

Tide / Current Tables for Savannah River Entrance, Georgia Current
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Savannah River Entrance
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Fri -- 12:36 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:18 AM EDT     1.98 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 05:06 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 07:04 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:21 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:21 AM EDT     -1.92 knots Max Ebb
Fri -- 01:18 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 03:47 PM EDT     2.00 knots Max Flood
Fri -- 04:16 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 07:17 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Fri -- 07:37 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:02 PM EDT     -1.85 knots Max Ebb
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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-0.60.41.421.91.40.90.1-1-1.7-1.9-1.9-1.4-0.40.91.821.610.3-0.7-1.6-1.8-1.7

Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Charleston, SC (19,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Charleston, SC
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