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Weather Advisory, King Tides Tomorrow and Saturday

Dear Community,

Weather forecasters are predicting showers and thunderstorms as well as wind gusts up to 15 – 30 mph throughout the day tomorrow (Friday). We hope that weather conditions will not impact the ferry schedule, but there may be periods tomorrow where wind speeds are too high to safely operate the ferries. As always, be sure to call the ferry in advance when needing to depart the island and check with the ferry staff for the latest update on conditions.

Also, according to MyCoast, King Tides are predicted along South Carolina’s coast Friday and Saturday. This series coincides with Friday’s full moon. The highest tides will occur in the evenings, and water levels are predicted to peak at 6.6’ above mean lower low water (MLLW) in Charleston Harbor Friday and Saturday nights. Predicted high tides relative to MLLW at the Charleston Harbor tide station are shown in the table below, with King Tides in bold. For predicted water levels along the southern coast, refer to NOAA’s tide station at  Fort Pulaski, GA. For water levels along the northern coast, refer to NOAA’s Springmaid Pier tide station.

Date AM High Tide PM High Tide
Time Height Time Height
Friday 19th 8:37 AM 6.0 9:10 PM 6.6
Saturday 20th 9:25 AM 5.8 9:57 PM 6.6

Be a part of the South Carolina King Tides Initiative and submit your photos using the MyCoast King Tides Reporting Tool! Log on to MyCoast to learn more about the SC King Tides program and to submit your photos.

Check out the January 2019 King Tides recap here.

DHEC 2019 Tide Tables are available online here.

Areas on the island, such as the roads headed toward Capers Inlet, 1-pipe and twin pipes may be covered in water. If there is stagnant water on the roads, do not attempt to drive through it! Plan to go to these areas during the low tide cycle.

Be sure to share this information with your family, friends and guests if they are staying on the island this weekend.


Dewees Island POA