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Marine Weather and Tides
Thunderbolt, 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 6:51AMSunset 5:25PM Wednesday November 14, 2018 12:11 AM EST (05:11 UTC) Moonrise 12:39PMMoonset 11:27PM Illumination 36% 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- 949 Pm Est Tue Nov 13 2018
.gale warning in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night...
Tonight..N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..NE winds 20 to 25 kt, increasing to 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, building to 6 to 8 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
Wed night..NE winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt, diminishing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Seas 7 to 9 ft, subsiding to 5 to 7 ft after midnight. Showers.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon. Showers, mainly in the morning.
Thu night..NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri night..N winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sat..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
AMZ300 949 Pm Est Tue Nov 13 2018
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. A series of storm systems will impact the area through mid week with cool and dry high pressure returning by this weekend. A mainly dry cold front could move through early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Thunderbolt, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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Fxus62 kchs 140332
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
1032 pm est Tue nov 13 2018

Synopsis
A series of storm systems will impact the area through mid week
with cool and dry high pressure returning by this weekend. A
mainly dry cold front could move through early next week.

Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
The cold front over the atlantic will continue to pull away
during the overnight. Despite the passage, with considerable
moisture in place and over-running moving atop the the cooler
surface air mass behind the front, ana-type light rains will
continue to impact the area. Pop has been lowered to no more
than 20-40%, since some drier air is working its way in between
about 1500 and 4000 ft above the sharp inversion. Widespread low
stratus will equate to some reduction in surface visibilities.

But with geostrophic winds increasing to as high as 20-30 kt,
this is far too much to indicate any fog in the forecast. There
is only weak cool advection, and with good mixing and overcast
skies, temps won't fall much more than about another 3-6f
through the remainder of the night.

Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through Friday
Unsettled weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday and Thursday: the mid-levels will consist of a trough over
the ms valley Wednesday morning, with a strong low over the arklatex
region. The low will move over the tn valley by Thursday morning,
then towards the mid-atlantic states Thursday night. Overall,
southwest flow will prevail over our area. Most of the energy
associated with the trough is expected to pass just to our
northwest. Though, some jet stream energy may move overhead Thursday
night. At the surface, a front will be offshore Wednesday morning.

Low pressure is expected to develop over fl Wednesday evening, then
move to the northeast. The low is expected to strengthen as it
parallels our coastline Wednesday night, moving to our northeast on
Thursday. High pressure is expected to build from the northern gulf
of mexico Thursday night. Plenty of moisture is in place across the
region. Pwats may approach 1.8" Wednesday night, which is 2 standard
deviations above normal per naefs. With great model agreement, with
have pops ramping up during the day Wednesday, becoming categorical
Wednesday night. Pops will increase from southwest to northeast
Thursday. Dry conditions are expected Thursday night. Several inches
of rain are expected during this time period. Flash flooding isn't
expected. However, there could be some flooding of low-lying or
poorly drained areas during the heaviest rainfall. There is very
little instability in place, so the risk of thunderstorms is very
low. Temperatures will be well below normal during this time period.

Friday: high pressure will build across the northern gulf of mexico,
with its eastern periphery extending into our area.

Strong subsidence will lead to dry conditions and mostly sunny
skies. Additionally, cold air advection within northwest surface
winds will continue the trend of below normal temperatures.

Highs may be about 10 degrees below normal.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
Dry weather will prevail through early next week as cooler high
pressure moves into the area. Another reinforcing mostly dry cold
front could move through Sunday night. Temperatures should be near
to below normal.

Aviation 03z Wednesday through Sunday
The terminals will generally be stuck within ifr conditions,
mainly due to ceilings through the latest forecast cycle. This
will occur as considerable moisture gets trapped beneath a
developing wedge inversion, while a wave of low pressure and
associated warm front across the eastern gulf of mexico and
florida lifts north-northeast later tonight and Wednesday. There
is probably too much wind and mixing to cause airfield minimums
to occur, but we continue to monitor since conditions at times
will be close. Patchy light rains will continue to taper off
tonight, before returning again Wednesday afternoon. NE winds
will reach 15-20 kt, and maybe even occasionally higher
Wednesday as the gradient pinches between the frontal system to
the south and the wedge inland.

Extended aviation outlook: a series of storm systems will bring
flight restrictions into Wednesday night. Conditions will improve
Thursday as the system moves away.VFR is expected Friday through
Sunday.

Marine
Overnight: the cold front has shifted east and southeast of the
local waters, and the pressure gradient will steadily tighten
between the departing front and continental high pressure
centered from the upper midwest to texas. We have maintained the
small craft advisory for amz350 and amz374 for n-ne winds as
high as 25 kt, but conditions will hold just below advisory
levels elsewhere in the atlantic and in charleston harbor. Seas
will build as high as 4 or 5 ft within 20 nm and up to 6 ft on
the outer georgia waters.

Wednesday through Sunday: the surface pressure gradient will
become enhanced Wednesday, especially as a strengthening low
moves from southwest to northeast across the coastal waters
Wednesday night. Gale force gusts are expected, so we issued
gale warnings for all of the coastal waters Wednesday into
Wednesday night. Steep, wind-driven seas will build in response
to these winds, with seas peaking at or above 10 ft at 10 nm and
beyond. Winds will quickly ease Thursday as the low moves away.

Though, elevated seas could persist across the offshore ga
waters into Friday.

High surf: gale conditions will cause seas to build Wednesday into
Wednesday night. Five foot breakers are expected in the surf zone,
especially along northeast facing beaches. A high surf advisory is
in effect.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... High surf advisory from 11 am Wednesday to 5 am est Thursday
for gaz117-119-139-141.

Sc... High surf advisory from 11 am Wednesday to 5 am est Thursday
for scz051.

High surf advisory from 8 am Wednesday to 8 am est Thursday
for scz048>050.

Marine... Gale warning from noon Wednesday to 1 am est Thursday for
amz352-354-374.

Small craft advisory until 9 am est Wednesday for amz350.

Gale warning from 9 am Wednesday to 3 am est Thursday for
amz350.

Small craft advisory until noon est Wednesday for amz374.

Small craft advisory from 7 am Wednesday to 4 am est Thursday
for amz330.

Near term...

short term...

long term...

aviation...

marine...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 7 mi41 min N 2.9 G 4.1 60°F 67°F1021 hPa
41033 37 mi63 min Calm G 0
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 45 mi71 min N 6 62°F 1020 hPa (+1.0)61°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 45 mi81 min N 18 G 19 66°F 72°F4 ft1020 hPa (+1.2)63°F
ACXS1 - ACE Basin Reserve, SC 47 mi86 min WNW 1 59°F 1021 hPa59°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA6 mi75 minN 010.00 miOvercast59°F56°F90%1020.6 hPa
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA11 mi18 minNNW 97.00 miOvercast58°F57°F97%1021.2 hPa
Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Airport, SC22 mi16 minN 08.00 miLight Drizzle61°F59°F94%1020.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Thunderbolt, Wilmington River, Georgia
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Thunderbolt
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Wed -- 12:47 AM EST     7.13 feet High Tide
Wed -- 06:19 AM EST     1.62 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:51 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 12:39 PM EST     Moonrise
Wed -- 01:17 PM EST     7.80 feet High Tide
Wed -- 05:24 PM EST     Sunset
Wed -- 07:11 PM EST     1.68 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 11:26 PM EST     Moonset
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Tide / Current Tables for Savannah River Entrance, Georgia Current
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Savannah River Entrance
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Wed -- 01:29 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 03:57 AM EST     -1.35 knots Max Ebb
Wed -- 06:51 AM EST     Sunrise
Wed -- 07:31 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:08 AM EST     1.54 knots Max Flood
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Wed -- 05:14 PM EST     -1.53 knots Max Ebb
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Wed -- 08:16 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Wed -- 10:43 PM EST     1.56 knots Max Flood
Wed -- 11:26 PM EST     Moonset
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