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WNW 5
gust 8 knots
air 40°f | water  53.1°f
surf 1.5 ' @ 7 sec
Updated
09:01 am 01-25-15
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Charleston Marine Forecast for: Sunday 1/25
Coastal Summary   Full 5-Day Forecast
nw winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming w 10 kt early this afternoon... then becoming s 10 kt late. seas 2 to 3 ft.
Morning:

Light winds with a slight chop. Small short period wind waves.

Winds: WNW 8 to 11 knots.

Seas: SSE 2 feet at 7 seconds.



Afternoon:

Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small short period wind waves.

Winds: SSW 4 to 6 knots.

Seas: SSE 1 feet at 7 seconds.

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

Charleston Marine Waters & Tides - airWeather

Current Seas: 1.5 ' @ 7 sec
Seas Forecast: SSE 2 feet at 7 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  nw winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming w 10 kt early this afternoon... then becoming s 10 kt late. seas 2 to 3 ft.  
Marine Discussion:
today...offshore winds will turn southerly this afternoon as the surface ridge shifts offshore. a weak sea breeze circulation is expected to develop along the beaches late...but should have little impact on speeds given the weak nature of the circulation. seas 2-3 ft nearshore and as high as 5 ft beyond 20 nm this morning will subside to 2-3 ft most areas this afternoon. tonight...southwest winds will increase ahead of a clipper system and the associated upper trough. winds look to peak 15-20 kt...but may be closer to 20 kt over the georgia offshore leg. seas will build to 2-4 ft nearshore and 4-5 ft offshore. conditions will be close to small craft advisory criteria for the georgia offshore leg...but conditions look to remain just shy of criteria at this time. flags will not be issued with this forecast cycle...but may eventually be needed. monday and tuesday...an area of low pressure will track over the mid atlantic states then push offshore with a cold front that extends southward over the region. a tightened pressure gradient associated with the passing low pressure system and cold front will likely maintain elevated winds and enhanced seas through much of monday and monday night...possibly resulting in small craft advisory conditions over coastal waters outside chs harbor...and likely continuing small craft advisory conditions in offshore georgia waters. by tuesday...low pressure will deepen while lifting northeast along the new england coast...allowing a reinforcing cold front to shift over coastal waters by tuesday night. winds/seas should be just below advisory criteria for most waters during fropa...except in outer georgia waters where marginal small craft advisory conditions should be ongoing. wednesday through saturday...high pressure will build over the waters behind a departing cold front...with much quieter conditions over the coastal waters through thursday. a cold front will then shift over the area thursday night into early friday...changing a southerly wind to north/northwest as high pressure builds in behind it. a weak coastal trough could develop offshore next weekend...with a few showers eventually shifting over nearshore waters. however...winds/seas are expected to remain well below small craft advisory levels during this time frame. &&

Charleston Surf & Kite Cams - aircast Weather


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Sullivan's Island Intercoastal Waterway Bridge Cam
IOP Surf Cam
Folly Beach Pier Cam West
Folly Beach Washout Surf Camera
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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.