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Marine Weather and Tides
Kiawah Island, SC

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Sunrise 7:18AMSunset 5:43PM Tuesday January 22, 2019 7:53 AM EST (12:53 UTC) Moonrise 7:40PMMoonset 8:34AM Illumination 97% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 16 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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AMZ330 Charleston Harbor- 329 Am Est Tue Jan 22 2019
Today..NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tonight..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, becoming se after midnight. A slight chance of showers after midnight.
Wed..S winds 10 to 15 kt. A chance of showers.
Wed night..S winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers.
Thu..SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming W 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Showers, mainly in the morning.
Thu night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt.
Fri..NW winds 10 kt.
Fri night..NW winds 10 kt.
Sat..N winds 5 to 10 kt.
Sat night..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Unless otherwise noted, waves 1 foot or less. Charleston harbor water temperature 55 degrees.
AMZ300 329 Am Est Tue Jan 22 2019
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. High pressure will extend across the region through Wednesday. A cold front will push offshore early Thursday with high pressure then prevailing through early next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Kiawah Island, SC
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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Fxus62 kchs 221143
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national weather service charleston sc
643 am est Tue jan 22 2019

Synopsis
High pressure will extend across the region through Wednesday.

A cold front will push offshore early Thursday with high
pressure then prevailing through early next week.

Near term through tonight
As of 630 am: winds are expected to veer by 10 to 20 degrees by
the peak of high tide. Coastal flooding appears on track for chs
and sav, peaking before 9 am.

As of 5 am: based on latest observations, I will update to
warm this morning's temperatures into the upper 20s.

As of 350 am: the center of a 1040 mb high will shift south
over eastern va nc by this afternoon. High pressure is forecast
to ridge south across the forecast area through today, with the
ridge axis along the east facing slopes of the appalachians. By
late this afternoon, an inverted sfc trough is forecast to
develop over the gulf stream. Llvl flow is expected to shift
from the SE this afternoon, resulting in moisture to increase
across the forecast area. Generally, conditions will feature dry
weather with steady NE sfc winds, mid to low clouds are timed
to spread onshore during the afternoon hours. Using a blend of
mos guidance, I will forecast around 50 across the charleston
tri-county to upper 50s along the altamaha river. The forecast
will feature isolated to scattered showers across the outer ga
waters early this afternoon, slowly pushing onshore over SE ga
late this afternoon.

Tonight: the center of sfc high pressure will shift over the western
atlantic as the center of a low pressure system tracks from the
great plains over the mid west. As a cold front sweeps across the
southern mississippi river valley, return flow across forecast area
will develop across the cwa. In fact, the inverted sfc trough will
likely become a warm front, sliding onshore after midnight. Low
level isentropic lift across the warm front is expected to develop
during the evening, peaking during the late evening, persisting
through the rest of the overnight. I will forecast schc to chc pops
for showers, generally yielding less than 0.05" of qpf. Low
temperatures may cool only 5 to 7 degrees from today's highs.

Short term Wednesday through Friday
A weak coastal trough will lift north through the area Wednesday
morning, potentially accompanied by scattered showers. 0-6 km
flow will be out of the southwest at 40-45 kt on Wednesday which
will result in strong low-level warm air advection. Partly to
mostly cloudy skies will dominate, mainly due to low clouds
associated with the coastal trough. Highs will rise into the
upper 60s to lower 70s.

A potent upper trough will push a cold front through the area
Wednesday night. Impressive moisture advection ahead of the
front will bring unseasonably high pwats around 1.75" to the
area. The right entrance region of an elongated upper jet will
also be overhead late Wednesday night. A nearly continuous band
of showers will move through the region Wednesday night with the
brunt of the rain falling between midnight and daybreak
Thursday. We maintained a mention of isolated thunderstorms
across southeast ga and the coastal waters late Wednesday night
when some weak elevated instability will move through. QPF will
generally be 1-1.25".

The guidance is a tad slower with the front pushing offshore
Thursday. Fairly widespread showers are possible Thursday
morning with the brunt of the activity moving offshore in the
afternoon. Thursday will also be unseasonably warm with highs in
the low to mid 60s.

Friday will feature sunny skies and cooler weather as high
pressure builds over the area. Highs will be in the mid 50s.

Long term Friday night through Monday
Dry high pressure will prevail Friday night through Monday, then
a cold front could approach next Tuesday. Temperatures will be a
few degrees below normal.

Aviation 11z Tuesday through Saturday
Prior to the 12z tafs, IR satellite indicated that thin cirrus
was streaming across terminals. The cirrus extended several
states upstream of the forecast area. Under ridging sfc high
pressure, I will forecastVFR conditions with steady NE winds
through this afternoon. Llvl lift will increase this evening,
starting over SE ga and spreading northward. The combination of
increasing moisture and increasing llvl forcing should support
MVFR ceilings with periods of light rain at ksav. Stratus over
kchs is forecast to remain just withinVFR levels.

Extended aviation outlook: MVFR ceilings possible late Tuesday
night through Wednesday as a warm front lifts north. MVFR ifr
cigs vsbys likely Wednesday night into Thursday as rain
associated with a cold pushes through. Gusty winds possible
Wednesday night and Thursday.

Marine
Today and tonight: the center of sfc high pressure will remain to
the north as a cold front slides across the lower mississippi river
valley. A inverted trough warm front will develop over the gulf
stream this afternoon, pushing onshore this evening. Winds will
remain from the northeast, then shifting southeast tonight. Frequent
gusts across the outer ga waters should frequently reach 25 kts
tonight. Seas are forecast to range between 3 ft to 5 ft within 20
nm through tonight. Seas will increase to 6 ft across the outer ga
waters tonight. A small craft advisory has been posted from amz374,
beginning this evening.

Southerly winds will slowly increase during the day Wednesday as
a strong cold front approaches, increasing further Wednesday
night as a strong low-level jet moves overhead. Warm air
advection over relatively cold water will limit mixing, but
with such strong low-level winds we will at a minimum see solid
small craft advisory conditions. There is a possibility for
brief gale force wind gusts beyond 15 nm from shore where the
water is warmer.

Cold air advection Thursday into Friday will produce better
mixing, however low-level winds will simultaneously decrease.

Small craft advisory conditions likely to continue in most
waters into Thursday or Thursday night before diminishing. High
pressure will build over the waters Friday into the weekend.

Tides coastal flooding
This morning, the combination of astronomical forces and
northeast winds will likely support high tide levels around 7.1
ft mllw at chs and 9.2 ft mllw at sav. Coastal flood advisories
have been issued for the coast from 7 am until 10 am.

We cannot completely rule out minor coastal flooding with
Wednesday morning's high tide, though with wind directions
switching to southeast, the anomaly should drop as high tide
approaches.

Chs watches warnings advisories
Ga... Coastal flood advisory until 10 am est this morning for gaz117-
119-139-141.

Sc... Coastal flood advisory until 10 am est this morning for
scz048>051.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 6 pm this evening to 6 am est Friday
for amz374.

Near term... Ned
short term... Jrl
long term... Jrl
aviation... Jrl ned
marine... Jrl ned
tides coastal flooding...



Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FBIS1 - Folly Island, SC 13 mi53 min NNE 12 G 16 36°F 1036.4 hPa (+1.6)25°F
CHTS1 16 mi53 min NNW 7 G 8.9 34°F 54°F1036.6 hPa (+1.8)
ACXS1 - ACE Basin Reserve, SC 18 mi68 min N 2.9 30°F 1036 hPa17°F
41033 27 mi45 min NE 19 G 25 43°F 1034 hPa
41029 - Capers Nearshore (CAP 2) 30 mi45 min ENE 16 G 21 44°F 56°F1036.3 hPa
41004 - EDISTO - 41 NM Southeast of Charleston, SC 54 mi43 min E 16 G 21 64°F1035.8 hPa

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Charleston Executive Airport, SC10 mi58 minN 69.00 miFair30°F15°F55%1036.2 hPa
Charleston, Charleston Air Force Base, SC23 mi2 hrsNNE 510.00 miPartly Cloudy28°F9°F44%1036.1 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Kiawah River Bridge, South Carolina
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Kiawah River Bridge
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Tue -- 02:32 AM EST     -1.17 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:20 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:34 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 09:03 AM EST     7.05 feet High Tide
Tue -- 03:12 PM EST     -0.80 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 05:43 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 07:40 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 09:29 PM EST     5.90 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Charleston Harbor Entrance, South Carolina Current
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Charleston Harbor Entrance
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Tue -- 02:52 AM EST     0.01 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:32 AM EST     2.46 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:19 AM EST     Sunrise
Tue -- 08:33 AM EST     Moonset
Tue -- 09:24 AM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 12:31 PM EST     -3.32 knots Max Ebb
Tue -- 03:38 PM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Tue -- 05:42 PM EST     Sunset
Tue -- 06:00 PM EST     1.97 knots Max Flood
Tue -- 07:39 PM EST     Moonrise
Tue -- 09:40 PM EST     -0.00 knots Slack
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