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Tybee Island, GA

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Sunrise 7:20AMSunset 5:50PM Thursday January 23, 2020 3:13 PM EST (20:13 UTC) Moonrise 6:28AMMoonset 4:46PM Illumination 2% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 28 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- 308 Pm Est Thu Jan 23 2020
.small craft advisory in effect until 1 am est Friday...
Tonight..NE winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, becoming E 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers.
Fri..SE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the afternoon.
Fri night..S winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A slight chance of tstms. Showers likely, mainly in the evening.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sat night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun night..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Mon..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Mon night..NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue night..E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. Mariners are reminded that winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ300 308 Pm Est Thu Jan 23 2020
Synopsis for the coastal waters of south coastal south carolina and north coastal georgia.. A storm system will impact the region tonight through Friday night. High pressure will then return this weekend before a few weak storm systems potentially affect the area early to mid next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Tybee Island city, GA
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Area Discussion for - Charleston, SC
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FXUS62 KCHS 231758 AFDCHS

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston SC 1258 PM EST Thu Jan 23 2020

SYNOPSIS. A storm system will impact the region tonight through Friday night. High pressure will return Saturday and persist into early next week before a weak low pressure system approaches the area during the middle of next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. High pressure will persist inland today, although it will begin to weaken in response to low pressure moving across the Mississippi River Valley. Concurrently, a coastal trough will sharpen offshore. Weak low level convergence associated with this feature in conjunction with isentropic ascent could result in a few showers, mainly across the Georgia today. Latest radar from early afternoon showed a bit more coverage from what was previously anticipated so have adjusted PoPs accordingly. Otherwise, abundant cloud cover will limit highs to the mid/upper 50s today.

Tonight: A powerful upper low will dig into the mid-Mississippi Valley tonight. Strong warm air advection/isentropic assent within a strong low-level jet will support a rather large area of rainfall moving across the Deep South and eventually the Southeast States overnight. The coastal trough will eventually move inland and north as warm frontal feature late, bringing the entire forecast area within the warm sector by sunrise Friday. As has been the case all winter, the synoptic models appear to be too slow with the eastward movement of the rain shield. Most of the higher resolution guidance members, including the H3R, are about 2-4 hours quicker than the 23/00z synoptic mean, which looks more reasonable based on cold-season model trends. Expect numerous showers to be impacting the area along/west of the I-95 corridor by daybreak and pops have been adjusted to reflect this. Pops will range from 60-70% west of I-95 to 30-50% elsewhere. Rainfall amounts will be light, generally averaging only a few hundredths prior to daybreak. Lows will range from the mid 40s inland to the lower-mid 50s at the coast, but these will likely occur at various times through the night with temperatures either hold steady or very slowly rising at the coast late as the warm frontal feature approaches the coast and moves north.

SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. Friday: Strong isentropic lift associated with a northward moving coastal trough/warm front should support scattered to numerous showers across the area to start off the day ahead of a low pressure system and associated sfc cold front approaching the region from the west during the afternoon/evening. Southerly flow will help drive warm and moist air across the area ahead of the approaching cold front, favoring greater precip coverage as the front enters western zones late afternoon/early evening. A few thunderstorms could occur along/ahead of the front, mainly during afternoon/evening hours when temps are warmest, but widespread clouds and previous showers should limit overall instability. Given the setup, any thunderstorms are expected to remain weak as the front pushes through the area. In general, high temps should range in the mid/upper 60s (warmest across Southeast Georgia). Numerous to potentially widespread showers should continue to track across the area with the cold front during evening hours, then quickly shift offshore around midnight as dry high pressure builds in wake of the departing front. Overnight lows should dip into the low/mid 40s post fropa.

Saturday: Dry sfc high pressure will spread across the region along the southern edge of a large mid-lvl trough centered over the eastern Great Lakes. Temps will be cooler within a west sfc wind, ranging in the mid/upper 50s inland and north to around 60 degrees closer to the coast and south of I-16. These sfc temps along with cold air advection aloft should help produce sufficient mixing into 30-40 kt low-lvl wind fields, thus favoring 15-20 mph westerly sfc winds during peak heating hours (highest near the coast). Dry high pressure will prevail through overnight hours. Clear skies and weaker winds should support low temps in the mid/upper 30s away from the coast.

Sunday: Weak high pressure will remain centered west of the region while low pressure tracks east across the Gulf of Mexico. The pattern will result in another day of dry weather, but slightly warmer temps than the previous day along the base of a mid-lvl trough of low pressure centered over the Northeast. In general, afternoon highs should reach the upper 50s to lower 60s, warmest across Southeast Georgia.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. Sfc high pressure will gradually weaken across the area Sunday night into Monday while low pressure quickly tracks across the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. A few showers are possible, mainly across southern most locations in Southeast Georgia, but the bulk of precip activity will likely shift offshore during daylight hours Monday. Dry high pressure should then prevail Monday afternoon through Tuesday night, before another low pressure system tracks across the Deep South and arrives over the Southeast midweek. Isolated to scattered showers are possible Wednesday and Thursday until the system shifts offshore.

In general, high temps should range in the upper 50s/lower 60s Sunday and Monday, then warm into the lower/middle 60s Tuesday, followed by middle/upper 60s Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight lows should dip into the upper 30s inland to lower 40s near the coast Sunday night and Monday night, then remain in the lower/mid 40s Tuesday night and upper 40s/lower 50s Wednesday night.

AVIATION /18Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. The chance for flight restrictions in ceilings will increase later today into tonight. There is still some difference between models regarding occurrence and timing of the ceilings, but we have maintained a relatively similar scheme to previous TAF cycle, with MVFR ceilings spreading into SAV first and CHS later in the night. Confidence was not high enough to keep mention of IFR at SAV, so we have just opted indicate a SCT layer. Ceilings could persist through the morning, although there are some indications of a return to VFR. Adjustments will be needed with future TAF cycles.

Extended Aviation Outlook: Flight restrictions are likely at both KCHS and KSAV terminals Friday and Friday night due to showers and low clouds associated with a passing cold front. VFR conditions are then expected to return at both terminals by daybreak Saturday and persist through Monday.

MARINE. Through Tonight: Pinched gradient conditions will linger through the day before diminishing tonight as inland high pressure weakens and a coastal trough approaches the coast. Northeast winds will gradually veer east and southeast through the night as the coastal trough approaches the coast. Winds 15-20 kt with gusts to 25 kt (slightly higher over the Georgia offshore waters early) will diminish to 10-15 kt tonight. Seas will range from 3-4 ft near the immediate coast to as high as 8-10 ft over the Georgia offshore waters today will subside to 2-5 ft nearshore with 6-8 ft Georgia offshore waters tonight. Small Craft Advisories remain in force for all legs with the exception of Charleston Harbor.

Friday through Monday: A coastal trough along the Southeast Coast will lift north early Friday morning ahead of a low pressure system quickly advancing toward the region from the west. A cold front associated with this system will likely shift offshore and across coastal waters Friday night before high pressure builds across the area and persists into early next week. Southerly winds should top out in the 15-20 kt ahead of the cold front, then turn west behind the front Saturday. As this occurs, marine conditions are expected to remain below Small Craft Advisory levels with the exception of offshore Georgia waters where an ongoing Small Craft Advisory will persist into Saturday night due to elevated seas between 5-7 ft. On Sunday, winds/seas will continue to decrease/subside as weak high pressure persists across the region, bringing an end to the Small Craft Advisory across offshore Georgia waters shortly after daybreak Sunday morning. Conditions should then remain well below Small Craft Advisory levels on Monday as weakened high pressure persists across the region while a low pressure system passes south of the area.

CHS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. GA . None. SC . None. MARINE . Small Craft Advisory until 11 PM EST this evening for AMZ352- 354. Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM EST Sunday for AMZ374. Small Craft Advisory until 10 AM EST Friday for AMZ350.

NEAR TERM . ETM SHORT TERM . LONG TERM . AVIATION . ETM MARINE .


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
FPKG1 - 8670870 - Fort Pulaski, GA 3 mi61 min NNE 8 G 11 1022.3 hPa
41033 29 mi65 min NNE 9.7 G 14 50°F 53°F1023.5 hPa
ACXS1 - ACE Basin Reserve, SC 42 mi88 min N 2.9 51°F 1023 hPa42°F
41008 - GRAYS REEF - 40 NM Southeast of Savannah, GA 44 mi83 min NNE 18 G 21 52°F 57°F6 ft1020.6 hPa (-2.2)51°F

Wind History for Fort Pulaski, GA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head Airport, SC15 mi23 minNNE 910.00 miMostly Cloudy52°F42°F72%1022 hPa
Hunter U. S. Army Airfield, GA16 mi77 minNE 710.00 miOvercast52°F41°F66%1021.3 hPa
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, GA20 mi20 minNE 610.00 miOvercast51°F44°F77%1021.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tybee Light, Savannah River, Georgia
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Tybee Light
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Thu -- 12:25 AM EST     -0.50 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:28 AM EST     Moonrise
Thu -- 06:49 AM EST     7.35 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:21 AM EST     Sunrise
Thu -- 01:10 PM EST     -0.30 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 04:45 PM EST     Moonset
Thu -- 05:48 PM EST     Sunset
Thu -- 06:56 PM EST     6.34 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Savannah River Entrance, Georgia Current
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Savannah River Entrance
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Thu -- 01:33 AM EST     0.00 knots Slack
Thu -- 04:35 AM EST     2.08 knots Max Flood
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Thu -- 11:48 AM EST     -2.41 knots Max Ebb
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Thu -- 04:57 PM EST     1.68 knots Max Flood
Thu -- 05:48 PM EST     Sunset
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Thu -- 11:57 PM EST     -1.92 knots Max Ebb
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