Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:27AM||Sunset 6:40PM||Tuesday October 22, 2019 7:57 PM EDT (23:57 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 2:09PM||Illumination 31%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Isle of Palms, SCHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston sc
548 pm edt Tue oct 22 2019
High pressure will build tonight and then persist through
Thursday. High pressure to the north will move offshore on
Friday, followed by a series of low pressure systems over the
weekend through early next week.
Near term until 6 am Wednesday morning
Radar, 1-min visible satellite data, and surface observations
show the cold front has passed the i-95 corridor and is on
target to push off the coast shortly. The risk for measurable
rainfall has ended and dry weather will prevail through the
night beneath weak cold air advection. Winds could be a bit
gusty through sunset, but will diminish later this evening as
high pressure builds in behind the cold front. Lows will range
from the upper 40s across interior southeast georgia to the mid-
upper 50s at the coast.
Climate note: the low temperature at ksav so far for the day is
73 degrees which is warmer than the daily record high minimum
of 72 degree that was last set in 1984. The climate day extends
through 1 am edt and temperatures will be well below this by
then; therefore, the 72 degree record high minimum for 22
october will stand.
Short term 6 am Wednesday morning through Friday
A broad surface high will expand over the southeast states Wednesday
and Thursday. Deep layered dry air will persist on Wednesday with
sunshine and temps in the lower to mid 70s. On Thursday, we should
begin to see more in the way of stratocumulus in south ga as the
onset of isentropic ascent and higher lower level moisture levels
are forecast. Dry weather will continue for all areas with highs
most areas in the mid 70s.
On Friday, the GFS has backed off quite a bit on rain chances with
the ECMWF still stronger with mid level ridging, keeping our region
dry for the most part. We trended pops down a bit in the 20 30 range
increasing from south to north during the afternoon hours and
maintained abundant clouds as stratocumulus will prevail. It should
be a few degrees milder with readings in the mid upper 70s.|
Long term Friday night through Tuesday
A relatively wet period is in store for the weekend into early
next week. A long-duration broad upper trough will persist to
our west while unseasonably high moisture continues to
overspread the southeast. A series of surface lows will lift
northeast through the area, bringing periods of showers.
Aviation 22z Tuesday through Sunday
Extended aviation outlook: increasing chances for low clouds and
periodic flight restrictions late week into the weekend along with
scattered convective rains increasing over the weekend.
Tonight: a cold front will move offshore this evening, followed
by high pressure building across the southeast overnight. The
combination of cold air advection and the pressure gradient will
cause winds to turn to the northwest and increase. We issued a
small craft advisory for the georgia waters beyond 20 nm for
wind gusts around 25 kt. Gusts should remain just under 25 kt
within 20 nm. Seas will build in response, generally remaining
below 6 ft.
Wednesday through Sunday: a northeast flow will persist over
the waters for much of the time from Wednesday through Friday.
The winds should continue to veer more SE to S over the weekend
with enough gradient to support winds at least in the 15 kt
range. Although winds are not currently forecast to reach small
craft advisory levels, seas may push above 6 ft this weekend
over ga waters 20-60 nm.
Chs watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory from midnight tonight to 10 am edt
Wednesday for amz374.
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|Charleston Executive Airport, SC||171 mi||63 min||SW 4||7.00 mi||Fair||79°F||69°F||74%||1011.5 hPa|
Link to 5 minute data for KJZI
Wind History from JZI (wind in knots)
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