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Marine Weather and Tides
Garden City, GA

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Sunrise 6:18AMSunset 8:24PM Saturday May 27, 2017 11:44 AM EDT (15:44 UTC) Moonrise 7:16AMMoonset 9:31PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 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- 1018 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Rest of today..W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming sw 10 kt early this afternoon...then becoming S 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 ft.
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Mon..W winds 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Tue night..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wed..SW winds 5 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms.
Wed night..S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and Thunderstorms. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 1018 Am Edt Sat May 27 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. High pressure will linger over the region through this weekend. A weak cold front is expected to stall across the area early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Garden City, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
1034 am edt Sat may 27 2017

Synopsis
High pressure will linger over the region through this weekend.

A weak cold front is expected to stall across the area early
next week.

Near term through tonight
Today: no significant changes were made to the previous
forecast. The mid upper level flow pattern will feature nearly
zonal flow with a slight anticyclonic curvature. A large area of
nva will encompass the area and model soundings show plentiful
dry air coincident with a very strong capping inversion. At the
surface, high pressure will be the primary feature as it sits to
the south of the forecast area. Winds for much of the day will
be west-southwest, and this westerly flow combined with rising
heights aloft will result in a warm afternoon. Forecast highs
are in the low 90s everywhere except the beaches which should
see a late afternoon sea breeze. In fact, the charleston county
beaches will likely see breezy conditions and winds routinely
gusting to around 25 mph.

Tonight: the upper ridge will temporarily flatten in response
to some mid level energy that crosses the southern appalachians
in the evening. The bulk of any forcing associated with this
shortwave will remain north of the area, but various models do
depict some nocturnal convection along the north carolina south
carolina state line. Current thinking is that this will still
stay north of the santee river, so a dry forecast is in place,
but it is still something to keep an eye on. Overall still a
quiet night with mild lows around 70.

Short term Sunday through Tuesday
The upper ridge will hold strong for one more day, keeping a
mainly dry forecast for Sunday. The exception may be an isolated
shower or TSTM drifting into far northern zones late in the
afternoon as a weak shortwave brushes the area. Highs will top
out in the mid 90s. Given dewpoints around 70, heat indices may
top 100 for a few hours.

The upper ridge will amplify on Monday though the axis will
gradually shift farther into the western atlantic. Model
soundings show a moderate mid-level cap through early afternoon
after which it breaks. The best shortwave energy will remain
west of the area during the day, though a weak cold front will
push into central ga sc late. A toasty day with highs in the mid
90s and dewpoints in the lower 70s will yield fairly impressive
cape values during the afternoon. There will also be a fair
amount of dry air aloft. If the mid-level cap does indeed break
at some point on Monday, convection should initiate pretty
quickly. There is also the possibility that some upstream
activity will drift into the area. Convective indices would
support some severe thunderstorms, mainly across inland areas
late in the afternoon. Given the uncertainty regarding the
breakdown of the ridge we show pops no higher than 30%.

The cold front will stall near or over the area on Tuesday and
upper shortwave energy will traverse our inland zones. Better
coverage of mainly afternoon evening showers and thunderstorms
is expected. Greater cloud cover will cut down on surface-based
destabilization though there will still be enough heating to
push capes above 1,000 j kg. Dry air aloft could create a
damaging wind potential with some of the storms.

Long term Tuesday night through Friday
A weak front will meander over the area mid to late week while
weak upper troughing will keep a steady stream of shortwaves
moving through. Decent coverage of showers and tstms expected
each day, mainly during the afternoon.

Aviation 14z Saturday through Wednesday
Vfr.

Extended aviation outlook: mainlyVFR conditions. Brief flight
restrictions possible in afternoon evening showers tstms
starting Monday.

Marine
Today and tonight: high pressure centered south of the local
waters will drive persistent southwesterly flow through the
period. A locally enhanced pressure gradient as well as the
influence of a late day sea breeze will result in elevated winds
mainly along the charleston county coast including the
charleston harbor. Have capped the forecast at 15-20 knots for
now, but some gusts up to 25 knots will be possible. No small
craft advisory for now, but it could end up being marginally
supportive of one at times. Then overnight, southwest flow will
continue around 15 knots. Seas will primarily be in the 1-3 ft
range through the period, with 4 feet possible, mainly beyond 15
nm off the charleston county coast.

Atlantic high pressure will generally prevail though a weaker
gradient will ensue mid-week as a front stalls over the waters.

Southwest flow will prevail with modest afternoon sea breezes
along the coast.

Tides coastal flooding
Tides will be running high through Sunday due to the new moon
and perigee. Fortunately the wind directions are not very
conducive for surge, but we could see very marginal coastal
flooding along the sc coast during the evening high tides today
and Sunday.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Rjb
short term... Jrl
long term... Jrl
aviation... Bsh jrl
marine... Bsh jrl
tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 11 mi45 min WNW 9.9 G 12 80°F 1017.4 hPa (-0.3)
41033 40 mi37 min WSW 9.7 G 12 77°F 77°F1017.2 hPa
SAXG1 - Sapelo Island Reserve, GA 46 mi45 min W 4.1 82°F 1018 hPa (+0.0)64°F
ACXS1 - ACE Basin Reserve, SC 48 mi60 min SW 1.9 81°F 1017 hPa64°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 48 mi55 min WSW 7.8 G 7.8 75°F 77°F2 ft1017.4 hPa (+0.0)66°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, GA3 mi47 minWSW 410.00 miFair85°F69°F60%1016.8 hPa
Savannah, Savannah International Airport, GA7 mi52 minW 810.00 miA Few Clouds86°F61°F43%1017.1 hPa
Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Airport, SC24 mi55 minWSW 810.00 miClear82°F62°F51%1017.3 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Savannah (Bull Street), Georgia
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Savannah (Bull Street)
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Sat -- 05:04 AM EDT     -1.00 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 06:20 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 08:16 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 10:44 AM EDT     8.00 feet High Tide
Sat -- 05:14 PM EDT     -1.17 feet Low Tide
Sat -- 08:23 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:31 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:02 PM EDT     9.44 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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8.36.54.32-0.1-1-0.21.94.56.67.887.46.14.220-1.1-0.61.64.67.28.99.4

Tide / Current Tables for Savannah River Entrance, Georgia Current
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Savannah River Entrance
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Sat -- 02:09 AM EDT     -2.77 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:09 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 06:19 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sat -- 07:37 AM EDT     2.36 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 08:15 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sat -- 11:15 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Sat -- 02:28 PM EDT     -2.48 knots Max Ebb
Sat -- 05:15 PM EDT     0.01 knots Slack
Sat -- 07:57 PM EDT     3.00 knots Max Flood
Sat -- 08:21 PM EDT     Sunset
Sat -- 10:29 PM EDT     Moonset
Sat -- 11:44 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Charleston, SC (11,2,3,4)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Charleston, SC
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