672  
WHUS42 KCHS 030828  
CFWCHS  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC  
328 AM EST WED JAN 3 2018  
 
SCZ048>050-031600-  
/O.NEW.KCHS.CF.Y.0003.180103T1100Z-180103T1600Z/  
BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-  
328 AM EST WED JAN 3 2018  
 
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS  
MORNING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL  
FLOOD ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING.  
 
* LOCATIONS...LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS OF CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT,  
AND COLLETON COUNTIES INCLUDING DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON.  
 
* TIDE LEVELS...PEAKING BETWEEN 7.2 AND 7.5 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW  
WATER, OR BETWEEN 1.2 AND 1.5 FEET MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER.  
MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TYPICALLY BEGINS ALONG THE LOWER SOUTH  
CAROLINA COAST WHEN TIDE LEVELS REACH 7.0 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW  
WATER (1.2 FEET MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER).  
 
* TIMING...HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 8:42 AM TODAY AT  
CHARLESTON. SALTWATER FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE 1 TO 2 HOURS  
BEFORE AND AFTER HIGH TIDE.  
 
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...SALTWATER INUNDATION IN COASTAL AREAS  
COULD RESULT IN SOME ROADS BECOMING IMPASSABLE AND MINOR  
FLOODING OF PROPERTIES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPASSABLE ROADS AND MINOR  
FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.  
 

 
 
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.  
 
CHARLESTON HARBOR SC  
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 7.0 FT, MODERATE 7.5 FT, MAJOR 8.0 FT  
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.2 FT, MODERATE 1.7 FT, MAJOR 2.2 FT  
 
TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD  
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT  
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------  
02/09 PM 5.8 0.0 0.4 NA NONE  
03/09 AM 7.4 1.6 0.7 NA MINOR  
03/09 PM 6.2 0.4 0.7 NA NONE  
 

 
 

 
 
GAZ117-119-139-141-SCZ051-031600-  
/O.NEW.KCHS.CF.Y.0003.180103T1100Z-180103T1600Z/  
COASTAL BRYAN-COASTAL CHATHAM-COASTAL LIBERTY-COASTAL MCINTOSH-  
COASTAL JASPER-  
328 AM EST WED JAN 3 2018  
 
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS  
MORNING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL  
FLOOD ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING.  
 
* LOCATIONS...LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST GEORGIA  
INCLUDING SAVANNAH.  
 
* TIDE LEVELS...PEAKING BETWEEN 9.2 AND 9.4 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW  
WATER, OR BETWEEN 1.7 AND 1.9 FEET MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER.  
MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TYPICALLY BEGINS ALONG MUCH OF THE  
GEORGIA COAST WHEN TIDE LEVELS REACH 9.2 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW  
WATER (1.7 FEET MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER).  
 
* TIMING...HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR AROUND 8:46 AM TODAY AT FORT  
PULASKI. SALTWATER FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE 1 TO 2 HOURS  
BEFORE AND AFTER HIGH TIDE.  
 
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...SALTWATER INUNDATION IN COASTAL AREAS  
COULD RESULT IN SOME ROADS BECOMING IMPASSABLE AND MINOR  
FLOODING OF PROPERTIES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPASSABLE ROADS AND MINOR  
FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.  
 

 
 
TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.  
 
FORT PULASKI GA  
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 9.2 FT, MODERATE 9.6 FT, MAJOR 10.0 FT  
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.7 FT, MODERATE 2.1 FT, MAJOR 2.5 FT  
 
TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE  
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD  
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT  
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------  
02/09 PM 7.7 0.2 0.5 NA NONE  
03/09 AM 9.4 1.9 0.7 NA MINOR  
03/09 PM 8.0 0.5 0.7 NA NONE  
 

 
 

 
 
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