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Marine Weather and Tides
Bluffton, SC

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Sunrise 7:12AMSunset 7:15PM Monday September 25, 2017 11:48 PM EDT (03:48 UTC) Moonrise 11:08AMMoonset 10:00PM Illumination 30% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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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AMZ352 Waters From Edisto Beach Sc To Savannah Ga Out 20 Nm- 1022 Pm Edt Mon Sep 25 2017
.small craft advisory in effect through Tuesday evening...
Overnight..N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon.
Tue night..W winds around 5 kt, becoming nw after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Wed..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..W winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot.
Thu night..S winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Fri..NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat..NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sat night..NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 1022 Pm Edt Mon Sep 25 2017
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. Hurricane maria will track northward off the southeast u.s. Coast through midweek before turning east-northeast and away from the coast into late week. A cold front will move through the area early this weekend, followed by high pressure into early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bluffton, SC
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
1010 pm edt Mon sep 25 2017

Synopsis
Hurricane maria will track northward off the southeast u.S.

Coast through midweek before turning east-northeast and away
from the coast into late week. A cold front will move through
the area early this weekend, followed by high pressure into
early next week.

Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
As of 1005 pm: satellite 10.3-3.9 um products indicates a few
patches of stratus across the tricounty area, with a band of
cirrus over the saluda river basin. I will adjust the sky timing
to satellite trends. Overall, the current forecast appears on
track.

As of 745 pm: IR satellite and sfc observations indicated a
wide area of stratus across eastern nc and portions of the pee
dee valley. Models indicate that the low clouds should drift
southward with the large circulation around hurricane maria. I
will update the forecast to adjust cloud timing and placement.

Tonight: the forecast remains quiet as the region sits between
the circulation of maria to the east and a weak upper low trough
along the central gulf coast. In this region, an extension of
the ridge that is centered north of maria will be the primary
feature aloft through the night. The main story will be plenty
of dry air in the mid levels resulting in a notable trough of
lower precipitable water values. As a result, the forecast is
dry. We will continue to see high clouds from maria's outflow
stream overhead in the southeasterly flow, while patches of mid
level clouds rotate through around the circulation. The first
half of the overnight period will bring mostly clear skies,
before increasing chances for stratus develop takes over closer
to sunrise. Stratus will primarily be a concern for southeast
south carolina, especially the tri-county region. Forecast lows
are in the mid-upper 60s inland and low 70s along the coast.

Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Thursday
Dry weather conditions are expected midweek as high pressure
builds across the region from the north northwest while
hurricane maria shifts northward off the southeast and mid
atlantic coast. The main issue will be a notable warming trend
as a downsloping wind develops across the region Wednesday into
Thursday ahead of a cold front advancing over the central united
states and toward the southeast united states. Timing of the
front will play a role in how warm temps peak over the area
Thursday. However, guidance suggests a northwest flow under
mostly sunny skies will support temps warming from the mid upper
80s Tuesday afternoon to the low mid 90s by Thursday afternoon,
warmest inland. Overnight lows will range in the upper 60s
inland to low mid 70s closer to the coast each night.

Long term Thursday night through Monday
Chances for showers thunderstorms will begin increasing late
Thursday into the weekend due to an approaching cold front.

Guidance continues to suggest that the front will complete
passage through the forecast area likely by late Friday or early
Saturday. Cooler high pressure will then begin filling in
behind the front, with early guidance suggesting a high pressure
wedge-type pattern could set up near or over the area Saturday
into Sunday.

Aviation 02z Tuesday through Saturday
This evening, IR satellite and sfc observations indicated a wide
area of stratus across eastern nc and portions of the pee dee
valley. Models indicate that the low clouds should drift
southward with the large circulation around hurricane maria. It
is expected that MVFR and possibly ifr ceilings will reach kchs
by 10z. The lowest cloud bases should occur between 11z-15z
Tuesday morning.

Extended aviation outlook:VFR conditions are expected at both
chs and sav terminals through late week. However, brief periods
of flight restrictions are possible Wednesday morning and
Thursday morning due to fog.

Marine
Tonight: the local waters will remain on the western periphery
of the circulation of maria which is centered well offshore. The
pressure gradient will be tightest across the south carolina
waters, especially off eastern charleston county where winds
will remain in the 15-20 knot range most of the night.

Elsewhere, 10-15 knots is more likely. Winds will be out of the
north for most of the night, become more north-northwest late.

Seas will remain elevated, 4-7 feet across the nearshore waters
and 6-9 feet in the outer waters.

Tuesday through Friday: small craft advisories will be ongoing
for all coastal waters outside the chs harbor due to high seas
and long- period swell associated with hurricane maria passing
well offshore. Seas could peak as high as 7-9 ft in offshore
georgia waters and 5-8 ft in nearshore waters, largest in
northern south carolina waters. A somewhat enhanced gradient
between high pressure building from the north inland and
hurricane maria passing to the north offshore will support
northerly winds gradually backing to northwest on Tuesday while
slowly diminishing to 10-15 kt with occasional gusts near 20 kt.

Latest guidance suggests seas will continue to support small
craft advisory criteria for northern south carolina waters into
early Wednesday and offshore georgia waters through Wednesday
afternoon or evening, but relatively benign sea conditions are
anticipated Thursday into Friday as winds peak between 5-10
knots and seas remain no higher than 2-4 ft. A cold front
followed by strong high pressure to the north will lead to an
enhanced onshore gradient Saturday, which could lead to a round
of winds seas supporting another period of small craft
advisories.

Rip currents: with large and powerful long period swells from
hurricane maria to occur, a high risk for life-threatening rip
currents will persist this evening. No one should enter the surf
due to these extremely dangerous conditions. Conditions will
gradually improve Tuesday, but an elevated risk or rip currents
will persist through at least mid week due to continued long
period swells associated with maria passing offshore. A moderate
risk of rip currents is currently forecast for all beaches on
Tuesday.

Tides coastal flooding
Powerful east-southeast swells originating from hurricane maria
passing well offshore along with northeast sfc flow near the
southeast coast could allow conditions to approach coastal flood
advisory levels with the early afternoon high tide cycle
Tuesday.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... None.

Sc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 pm edt Tuesday for amz352.

Small craft advisory until 4 pm edt Wednesday for amz374.

Small craft advisory until 6 am edt Wednesday for amz350.

Small craft advisory until 5 am edt Tuesday for amz354.

Near term... Ned
short term... Dpb
long term... Jmc
aviation... Ned
marine... Bsh dpb
tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 14 mi48 min NNE 6 G 7 77°F 81°F1012.5 hPa (+0.7)
41033 23 mi40 min NNE 12 G 14 79°F 1017.8 hPa
ACXS1 - ACE Basin Reserve, SC 30 mi63 min Calm 74°F 1012 hPa71°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 58 mi58 min NE 14 G 16 80°F 80°F5 ft1011.6 hPa (+0.9)69°F

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Airport, SC8 mi53 minNNE 610.00 miFair77°F71°F83%1012.5 hPa
Beaufort County Airport, SC17 mi53 minN 67.00 miFair73°F69°F89%1012.2 hPa
Beaufort, Marine Corps Air Station, SC18 mi52 minN 310.00 miFair72°F71°F97%1012.4 hPa
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA20 mi55 minN 010.00 miFair73°F69°F87%1012.6 hPa
Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA22 mi50 minN 010.00 miFair73°F67°F82%1012.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bluffton, May River, South Carolina
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Bluffton
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Mon -- 12:57 AM EDT     8.07 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:43 AM EDT     1.10 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 12:08 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:31 PM EDT     8.43 feet High Tide
Mon -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:24 PM EDT     1.46 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 10:59 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Savannah River Entrance, Georgia Current
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Savannah River Entrance
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Mon -- 01:09 AM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 03:56 AM EDT     -1.64 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:12 AM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 07:13 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 09:45 AM EDT     1.86 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 12:08 PM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 01:44 PM EDT     -0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 05:08 PM EDT     -1.71 knots Max Ebb
Mon -- 07:15 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 07:55 PM EDT     0.00 knots Slack
Mon -- 10:16 PM EDT     1.66 knots Max Flood
Mon -- 11:00 PM EDT     Moonset
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 (23,6,7,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Charleston, SC
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