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Isle of Palms Weather

Isle of Palms Report



Waves At 7:50 AM, waves are chest high and breaking in sections, with a strong east to west sideshore current.
Buoy Information Edisto Buoy is reporting a wave height of 7.5 ft and a dominant wave period of 7 seconds.
Wind 10 mph from the E (onshore) and forecast to increase to 26 mph from the SE (onshore) this afternoon.
Air temperature 63 deg F, with a forecast high of 66 deg F.
Tides High Tide 2:14 AM, Sunrise 6:40 AM, Low Tide 8:44 AM, High Tide 2:59 PM, Sunset 7:54 PM, Low Tide 9:00 PM
Water Temperature 65 deg F at the Cooper River entrance in the Charleston harbor.
Barometer 1020 mb and steady. (Note that standard atmospheric pressure at sea level is 1013 mb = 29.92 inHg.)
Other information The wave size is forecast to increase to overhead this afternoon, but driven by howling onshore winds, heavy rain, and thunderstorms. Waves are forecast to be in the chest high range tomorrow and waist high on Wednesday. Problems tomorrow will be onshore winds in the 15 mph range and high tide at 4:05 PM. Wednesday looks better with lighter winds, but with high tide at 5:05 PM. In most cases, waves are better with an incoming tide, and are worse within an hour on either side of high tide.
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Current IOP Traffic To view current traffic conditions at both the IOP and Mount Pleasant ends of the IOP Connector, do the following: (1) click on the City of Isle of Palms seal on the upper left of this web page; (2) select "The Island" at the upper right of the home page, and from the pull down menu click on "Beach"; (3) at the left of the Beach web page, click on "Beach Access & Parking"; (4) click on the "SCDOT 511 cameras" link in the second paragraph.
IOP Parking Public parking is specified on the Isle of Palms City web site by first performing steps (1), (2) and (3) above; then, (4) for the period from May 15 to September 15, public parking locations not requiring a permit or fee are described in the “Road Right-of-Ways” paragraph and links. An exception is 7th Avenue where, due to plants and other obstructions in the right-of-way, only about 4 parking spaces are available.
This surf report was updated on Monday April 23 by Jim Radley.

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