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NE 5
gust 7 knots
air 66°f | water  71.6°f
surf 1.6 ' @ 8 sec
Updated
05:10 pm 10-31-14
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Charleston Marine Forecast for: Saturday 11/1
Coastal Summary   Full 5-Day Forecast
Morning:

Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Small short period wind waves.

Winds: W 20 to 27 knots.

Seas: SW 4 feet at 4 seconds.



Afternoon: >Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Small short period wind waves.

Winds: W 21 to 29 knots.

Seas: SW 5 feet at 6 seconds.

Charleston Wind Reports: Current, History & Forecasted - aircast Weather

Charleston Marine Waters & Tides - airWeather

Current Seas: 1.6 ' @ 8 sec
Seas Forecast: SW 4 feet at 4 seconds.<  

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Live Wind & Surf Report
9/12/2014     9:16am
 
Summary: Partly Cloudy. High mid 80's. 40% chance rain this afternoon.
 
Surf: Calf to knee high rollers coming in. Good longboard day.
 
Paddle: This morning small waves. Great for paddle surfing. Back waters are still and calm.
 
Kite: Currently 2 kts. Veering onshore this afternoon and increasing to 8-10kts.
 

Charleston Beach & Coastal Weather Forecast - aircast Weather


next 6-8 hours   
Marine Discussion:
this evening...winds/seas will remain in a somewhat relaxed state early between low pressure northeast of the waters and a large trough of low pressure well inland. in general...north winds will gradually back to west and remain at or below 15 kts into early tonight. seas should range between 2-4 ft. conditions will then rapidly deteriorate later tonight as a powerful cold front pushes offshore with strong cold air advection and winds behind it. gale force winds/gusts are forecast for all waters behind the front and thus a gale warning is now in effect for all coastal waters...including the chs harbor beginning at 10z saturday. conditions will likely deteriorate over georgia waters first...and there is a chance the gale warning will need to be started an hour or so earlier than south carolina waters. regardless...brief small craft advisory conditions should occur over all waters before gale conditions occur...but given the quickly changing conditions have opted to go straight into gale warnings for all waters. seas will build late tonight...peaking between 3-5 ft nearshore to 5-7 ft in offshore waters by daybreak. saturday...dangerous conditions are expected over all waters saturday with the potential for solid gales increasing. gale warnings will be issued for all marine zones...including the charleston harbor. expect winds of 30-35 kt with gusts to 40 kt nearshore waters and 35-40 kt with gusts to 45 kt offshore waters. seas will range from 4-7 ft nearshore...8-13 ft offshore. 1000 hpa geostrophic winds are forecast to be 50-60 kt...so its entirely possible a few gusts to storm force />=48 kt/ could occur... especially over the warmer offshore waters. although not likely attm...a storm warning may eventually be needed for some legs...especially saturday afternoon when winds are forecast to peak. saturday night through wednesday...improving conditions expected later saturday night into sunday with winds dropping below advisory levels by early afternoon...although seas will take a bit longer to do so beyond 20 nm. no issues from sunday night through wed although seas will be building back up later in the period given the persistent east winds on the south side of high pressure. blowout tides...strong offshore winds are likely to push tides into the -1 to 0 ft mllw saturday into sunday. attm it does not appear as through levels will reach levels where navigation problems occur...but this will watched carefully. &&

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Live Wind & Surf Report
9/12/2014     9:16am
 
Summary: Partly Cloudy. High mid 80's. 40% chance rain this afternoon.
 
Surf: Calf to knee high rollers coming in. Good longboard day.
 
Paddle: This morning small waves. Great for paddle surfing. Back waters are still and calm.
 
Kite: Currently 2 kts. Veering onshore this afternoon and increasing to 8-10kts.