Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:13AM||Sunset 7:30PM||Saturday March 23, 2019 1:23 PM EDT (17:23 UTC)||Moonrise 9:36PM||Moonset 8:11AM||Illumination 92%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Surfside Beach, SCHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
907 am edt Sat mar 23 2019
High pressure will progress east across the area through Sunday
leading to a gradual warmup. A cold front late Monday will bring
showers and isolated thunderstorms. Another high will build in
from the west for the remainder of next week.
Near term through Sunday
As of 900 am Saturday... No significant changes are needed to
the forecast for day as dry high pressure builds in the region.
12z sounding from mhx showed very dry air lurking only 4000 feet
up. As soon as mixing height surpass 4000 feet look for
dewpoints to crash into at least the lower 20s. Temperatures,
winds, and sky forecasts look good. Discussion from 300 am
main forecast concern is for area low temperatures tonight
could bring frost tonight and even freezing temperatures for
north carolina along and north of highway 74.
High pressure is forecast to continue to progress across the
forecast area today and tonight, with the center of the high
beginning to move offshore Sunday. Dry conditions are expected
through the period with fairly light winds from the north west
today, with winds going close to calm tonight. High temperatures
today will be in the low to mid 60s, which is slightly cooler than
normal. With calm winds and clear skies tonight, temperatures are
expected to radiationally cool fast with temperatures dropping near
to slightly above freezing, which will bring chances for frost that
could potentially affect outdoor plants and crops. There is even a
chance that temperatures could drop near to below freezing for
locations in pender county under clear skies tonight.
Winds will shift to the south southwest Sunday, which will tap
into warmer air and increase high temperatures into the upper
60s to lower 70s.
Short term Sunday night through Monday night
As of 300 am Saturday... Broad mid-level trough develops over
the southeast during the period. High sitting over bermuda sun
night shifts northeast Mon as the mid level pattern becomes more
amplified. Shortwave digging into the base of the trough late
mon into Mon night will sharpen up the trough, inducing weak
cyclogenesis along a front slowly crossing the area late in the
period. Weak shortwave and increased mid-level moisture pass
just northwest of the area Mon morning and this may lead to some
weak isolated showers during the first half of mon. However,
the best precip chances will be later Mon into tue, as the
stronger wave arrives and weak surface low starts to develop.
Strong warm advection will keep temperatures well above climo
sun night and Mon with temperatures ending up a couple degrees
above climo as cold advection sets up a little too late in the
Long term Tuesday through Friday
As of 300 am Saturday... Showers may linger in the region on tue
as strong shortwave crosses the area. Any convection will come
to an end by Tue evening as post wave subsidence takes over.
Broad 5h trough in the wake of the wave will slowly shift east
wed into Thu as high pressure builds in from the west.
Progressive mid-level flow sets up late in the week with the
surface high retreating northeast late Thu into fri.
-only rainfall chances will be on Tue as shortwave crosses the area.
-cloud cover and weak cold advection Tue will keep temps below climo.
-cool and dry air mass builds in by Wed with temps well below climo
into thu. Air mass modifies Thu but temps below climo continue.
-modifying air mass coupled with weak warm advection will lead
to temps near to slightly above climo fri.
Aviation 12z Saturday through Wednesday
As of 12z... High pressure over the area will maintain clear skies
andVFR throughout the period. A deep mixed layer on Saturday will
keep winds around 10 knots from the nw. High pressure directly
overhead will lead to calm winds overnight as the bl decouples.
Extended outlook...VFR conditions expected Saturday afternoon
through early next week as high pressure builds over the area.
As of 900 am Saturday... The only significant change to today's
marine forecast was to lower seas significantly nearshore based
on 8 am observations from the nearshore cormp buoys which were
all in the 2 to 2.5 foot range. Larger seas (5 ft) that
continue offshore at the frying pan shoals buoy should also
diminish throughout the day as lighter offshore winds continue.
Discussion from 300 am follows...
small craft advisory continues until 6 am this morning as
conditions are slowly winding down offshore. As high pressure
approaches, seas and winds will calm for the rest of the
weekend. Main wave groups are expected to be from the north
between 4 and 6 seconds, with small southwest swell between 6
and 8 seconds and small easterly swell between 10 and 12 seconds
today. Very little wave activity for Sunday.
Southwest flow will gradually increase Sun night and Mon as surface
high over bermuda moves away from the region and the gradient
becomes more defined. Speeds increase from around 10 kt Sun night to
a solid 15 kt later mon. Seas respond by increasing from 2 ft or
less Sun night to 2 to 3 ft Mon afternoon.
Winds decrease and veer to west-northwest as a cold front moves into
the area. Offshore flow is initially weak but cold advection starts
to increase late Tue and continues Tue night and Wed with northeast
winds running 20 to 25 kt at times. Seas around 3 ft Tue morning
build during the day, reaching 4 to 7 ft late Tue through wed.
Ilm watches warnings advisories
Nc... Frost advisory from 2 am to 9 am edt Sunday for ncz087-096.
Freeze watch from late tonight through Sunday morning for
near term... Tra mck
short term... Iii
long term... Iii
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC||23 mi||99 min||N 7||57°F||1024 hPa||24°F|
|41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2)||28 mi||76 min||N 9.7 G 14||57°F||59°F||1023.5 hPa|
|41108||47 mi||24 min||60°F||2 ft|
Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC||8 mi||28 min||NW 13 G 16||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||14°F||15%||1024.2 hPa|
|North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC||18 mi||31 min||NNW 9 G 15||10.00 mi||Fair||63°F||16°F||16%||1023.8 hPa|
|Conway Horry County Airport, SC||21 mi||49 min||WNW 5||5.00 mi||Fair with Haze||59°F||14°F||17%||1024.7 hPa|
Wind History from MYR (wind in knots)
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