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Coastal Waters Forecast for Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm (PZZ173) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm (PZZ173)
Issued by: National Weather Service Seattle, WA
Last Update: 845 AM PDT Thu Oct 19 2017




Today: SW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 19 ft at 12 seconds building to 23 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Tonight: W wind 15 to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 23 ft at 17 seconds subsiding to 21 ft at 17 seconds after midnight. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Fri: NW wind 15 to 25 kt easing to 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft in the afternoon. W swell 19 ft at 16 seconds subsiding to 17 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Showers likely.

Fri Night: SW wind 5 to 15 kt becoming SE 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft building to 3 to 5 ft after midnight. W swell 16 ft at 14 seconds subsiding to 14 ft at 14 seconds after midnight.

Sat: SE wind 30 to 35 kt becoming S 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 12 to 14 ft with a dominant period of 13 seconds.

Sat Night: SW wind 20 to 25 kt becoming 15 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 12 ft at 12 seconds.

Sun: SW wind 15 to 25 kt becoming W 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 13 ft.

Mon: SW wind to 10 kt becoming SE. Wind waves 1 to 2 ft. W swell 16 ft subsiding to 13 ft.



Zone Forecast: Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm (PZZ173)

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