Isle of Palms, SC Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Isle of Palms, SC

April 21, 2024 5:03 AM EDT (09:03 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:40 AM   Sunset 7:55 PM
Moonrise 4:52 PM   Moonset 4:23 AM 
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AMZ063 Atlantic From 29n To 31n W Of 77w- 1026 Am Edt Tue Mar 26 2024

Today - SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 11 to 12 ft.

Tonight - SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft.

Wed - SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft.

Wed night - SE to S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Scattered showers.

Thu - SW to W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft.

Thu night - N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.

Fri - N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft.

Fri night - N winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft.

Sat - SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Sat night - SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston SC 338 AM EDT Sun Apr 21 2024

An area of low pressure and associated front will push through the area and offshore today. High pressure will then return to the region and prevail through much of the week.

Today: 21/07z mesoanalysis placed a wavy cold front to the west and north with a decaying outflow boundary moving south of the Edisto River. A few showers are percolating behind the outflow boundary, but these should be fairly short-lived as convergence near the boundary weakens as it becomes increasingly more diffuse. Conditions are rather warm and humid across Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia early this morning with the region still fully embedded within the warm sector. A large area of showers/tstms moving across central Georgia will continue to propagate to the east/northeast, but its southern flank should largely weaken as it brushes interior portions of Southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia over the next few hours.

The forecast for today remains extremely complex with an unusually high bust potential, especially with respect to the high temperature forecast. The front has moved very little over the past few hours, but should begin to move to south and southeast soon as rain begins to fall over the Midlands. Weak, mainly channeled vorticity embedded in the zonal flow across the Southeast U.S. will be gradually replaced by a somewhat enhanced shortwave that is moving across the lower Mississippi Valley and western Deep South this morning. This feature will sharpen a bit this afternoon as the right entrance region of a southwest-northeast oriented jet extending south out of the Mid-Atlantic and New England pushes through. Increasing forcing for ascent associated with these two features will support a broad area of showers/tstms later this morning and afternoon across the Southeast U.S. with most of the activity pushing offshore of the South Carolina and Georgia coasts by early this evening. Pops 70-90% were maintained for most areas today with the highest rain chances centered across interior Southeast South Carolina adjacent to the Southern Midlands and CSRA (the area closest to the corridor of stronger forcing aloft) as well as the lower South Carolina and upper Georgia coasts (area most likely to see deeper convection along the front itself).

Pinning down high temperatures is proving difficult this morning as much will depend on southward progression of the cold front today. Highs will likely peak across the interior by mid- morning before temperatures fall with FROPA. Highs will occur later in the day closer to the coast, but even here, temperatures will steadily fall as heavier showers/tstms develop and the surface cold front moves through. Highs look to peak in the upper 60s across the far interior to the lower-mid 80s extending from far southern Charleston County through Beaufort/Hilton Head and into coastal Georgia. Further adjustments in high temperatures will likely be needed later today as short term radar and temperature trends become more apparent. A strong tstm or two could occur along parts of the Georgia and far southern South Carolina coast prior to FROPA. DCAPE value are not overly high per modified soundings at both KSAV and KHXD, but there is a somewhat higher risk for gusty winds given the dry mid-level air noted.

Tonight: The front will be offshore by sunset. Shower activity should end during the evening hours. High pressure will steadily build into the area overnight. Lows will range from the upper 40s well inland and across the Francis Marion National Forest to the lower-mid 50s elsewhere, warmest at the coast.

High pressure will build inland on Monday in wake of a departing front, before shifting overhead and eventually offshore through mid week. Aloft, trough axis passes across the area with building heights thereafter. Aside from possibly a few showers right near the coast on Monday morning, the forecast is dry.
Temperatures will be warming with time as highs initially unseasonably cool in the mid/upper 60s increase back to around 80 by Wednesday. Low temperatures spanning the 40s away from Monday night gain a few degrees for Tuesday night.

A cold front is expected to drop into the area Wednesday night into Thursday with little impact. Otherwise, high pressure will prevail, building from the north and then transitioning offshore as we head into the weekend. Forecast remains dry through the period, but its worth noting a couple models indicate a few showers shifting onshore with a coastal trough on Friday. Temperatures will be within a few degrees of normal.

21/06z TAF Discussion: KCHS/KJZI: Southward moving outflow boundary will cross the terminals around 06z, resulting in either a variable or northerly wind direction. This feature could produce a few showers/tstms through about 08z, but the atmosphere is capping off pretty quick ahead of the boundary. The risk for low clouds appears to be delayed with the front still well to the north and expected to progress much slower than expected. MVFR cigs are anticipated by mid-morning with the risk for showers increasing by early afternoon. IFR cigs with showers impacts will be possible 20-23z, so TEMPO groups were utilized to account for this at both sites. Widespread IFR cigs are expected from late afternoon through the remainder of the 06z TAF period.

KSAV: VFR will dominate through late morning with the approaching cold front expected to remain to the north through then. Showers/tstms will increase ahead of the front, which could impact the terminal 19-22z. A TEMPO group for MVFR vsbys/cigs in TSRA was utilized to account for this. Showers may linger near the terminal through about 00z which should end as the front passes through. Widespread IFR cigs are expected from roughly sunset through the remainder of the 06z TAF period.

Extended Aviation Outlook: Flight restrictions will likely linger into the first part of Monday before improving. VFR thereafter.

Today: Winds have tipped northeast across the northern waters early this morning behind weak outflow boundary. South of the boundary, winds are largely southwest. Winds will tip to the west and northwest later today as a cold front approaches.
Northwest winds will surge to 15-20 kt by late this afternoon as cold front moves into the coastal waters. Seas will average 2-3 ft.

Tonight: North winds 15-20 kt will be common behind the front.
Gusts to 25 kt will be possible, but the frequency will not increase until closer to daybreak Monday as the pressure gradient begins to tighten. Seas will build 3-4 ft nearshore waters with 20 NM and 4-5 ft over the Georgia offshore waters.

Monday through Friday: Main time period of concern is on Monday when gusty northeast winds and elevated seas are forecast over the coastal waters. Confidence was high enough to hoist a Small Craft Advisory for the outer Georgia waters, but this could eventually be expanded to include at least portions of the nearshore waters as well. Conditions should fall below advisory criteria Monday night, with the exception of the outer Georgia waters where 6 ft seas will linger a bit longer. Winds will gradually turn to become more southerly by mid week as high pressure shifts overhead then offshore, before the next front drops into the area. Winds and seas are forecast to stay below advisory levels through the end of the week.

Rip Currents: Gusty northeast winds and building seas will lead to an elevated risk of rip currents on Monday. A Moderate risk is currently forecast at all beaches.

MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 6 AM Monday to 2 PM EDT Tuesday for AMZ374.

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