Sunday, March26, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Garden City, SC

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.
3/12/2015 - Added section for Gulf current for users in the GMZ marine zones.
This was requested by a user. If you have requests, please let me know.

Sunrise 7:08AMSunset 7:33PM Sunday March 26, 2017 4:38 PM EDT (20:38 UTC) Moonrise 5:22AMMoonset 5:11PM Illumination 1% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 254 Pm Edt Sun Mar 26 2017
Tonight..SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Mon..S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Tue..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers with isolated tstms.
Tue night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Wed..W winds 10 kt...becoming sw in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Thu..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the night.
Fri..S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 254 Pm Edt Sun Mar 26 2017
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Southeast to south flow around atlantic high pressure will continue through Monday. A weak cold front will approach the waters Tuesday...and move offshore during Wednesday. High pressure will follow and build across the area from the north Wednesday night into Thursday. Another cold front will move across the waters on Friday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Garden City, SC
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 33.58, -79     debug

Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus62 kilm 261825
area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
225 pm edt Sun mar 26 2017

Above normal temperatures will prevail much of the upcoming
week as high pressure offshore brings southerly winds. A series
of low pressure systems will bring a chance of rain Monday into
Tuesday, and again late next week. A cooling trend is expected
into next weekend.

Near term /through Monday/
As of 230 pm Sunday... Once again, a warm southerly flow has allowed
temperatures to rise in the mid and even upper 70s most places with
60s at the beaches. A diurnal CU field has formed, not as extensive
as yesterday, as ample low level moisture advection continues off of
the ocean. A few very light returns have appeared on radar but no
ground truth of any precip actually touching the ground yet.

Considering the very dry air aloft and lack of triggers, will be
keeping pops today below mentionable levels.

For tonight a light southerly flow will continue with high pressure
dominating the western atlantic. Lows will be in the mid 50s for
most locations.

Model soundings suggest another partly cloudy yet dry day as the
moist southerly low level flow continues around the western atlantic
ridge. Temperatures will remain above normal with highs in the mid
to upper 70s most places. A few places will hit 80.

Short term /Monday night through Tuesday night/
As of 230 pm Sunday... Another in a series of dampening shortwaves
will move across the tennessee valley and mid atlantic region
through the period with a a cold front trailing at the surface.

We continue to advertise low chance pops for the daytime hours
Tuesday with slight chance either side of this to address any
timing issues. The front will cross the area in the early
morning hours of Wednesday. Thermal profiles look slightly
warmer than recent days with the southwest flow ahead of the
system. Depending on the amount of sunshine Tuesday, there could
be widespread 80s. Overnight lows remain entrenched in the 50s.

Long term /Wednesday through Sunday/
As of 230 pm Sunday...

Aviation /19z Sunday through Friday/
As of 18z... High confidenceVFR for the next 12 hours of the taf
valid period for all sites. Moderate confidence ifr in fog
around and just before daybreak for our inland sites of lbt and

Extended outlook... Flight category restrictions are possible in a
few bouts of showers and thunderstorms late Mon through Tue and
again thurs night. ExpectVFR conditions after cold front moves
through on Wed lasting into thurs.

Near term /through Monday/...

as of 230 pm Sunday... A light south to south-easterly flow of
around 10 kts will continue through the near term as high
pressure continues its hold over the western atlantic. Winds
near shore this afternoon and Monday afternoon will be a little
bit higher, in the 10 to 15 kt range, and gustier as the
afternoon sea-breeze circulation sets up. Seas will remain right
around the 3 ft range through the period.

Short term /Monday night through Tuesday night/...

as of 230 pm Sunday... Very light winds from the south, southeast
initially will become better defined through the day Tuesday as a
cold front approaches from the west. Not the most overpowering flow
however as speeds increase to 15-20 knots briefly before backing off
Tuesday evening as the front loses some of its identity. Significant
seas will increase from initial 2-4 foot values to 3-5 feet Tuesday
afternoon and evening with the increase in winds.

Long term /Wednesday through Friday/...

as of 4 am Sunday... Light winds Wednesday in wake of a cold
front can be expected, followed by a wind-shift to the n_ne
Wednesday night as a back door cold front pushes across the 0-20
nm waters. Briefly this intrusion will transition to light wind
as the high moves overhead Thursday afternoon. A strong and
progressive southern system will bring increasing se-s winds
late Thursday and an advisory may very well be needed for 25 kt
gusts late Thursday night ahead of its cold front. Strong storms
and numerous showers appear likely on the water Friday.

Ilm watches/warnings/advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Shk
near term... Rek
short term... Shk
long term... Mjc
aviation... Rek

Weather Reporting Stations
   EDIT       (on/off)   Help   NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 7 mi50 min 1021.3 hPa
NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC 19 mi113 min SSE 8.9 73°F 1022 hPa56°F
SSBN7 33 mi68 min 2 ft

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
(wind in knots)    EDIT      (on/off)   Help
1 day
2 days

Airport Reports
    EDIT      (on/off)   Help   Click EDIT to display multiple airports
AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC8 mi53 minSE 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy73°F57°F57%1022 hPa
Conway Horry County Airport, SC18 mi63 minSSE 95.00 miPartly Cloudy with Haze75°F50°F41%1021.7 hPa
North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC22 mi45 minSE 710.00 miA Few Clouds72°F57°F61%1022.1 hPa

Wind History from MYR (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS11S12------SE7SE3CalmCalmS7S7S5S3CalmCalmCalmCalmS10SE8S8S7SE9SE11SE11
1 day ago--SE7SE7SE8--S10S6S6CalmCalmCalmS3S7S5S6S5SW5SW9W8--S12S11S12S14
2 days agoE14E14E9--E11E10E9E9E9E8E6N6N6N8NE6N6NE6E8SE8SE6SE6S10SE11SE10

Tide / Current Tables for Garden City Pier (ocean), South Carolina
   EDIT   RT Ports Option   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Garden City Pier (ocean)
Click for Map
Sun -- 12:45 AM EDT     -0.23 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:21 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 06:51 AM EDT     5.56 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 01:05 PM EDT     -0.39 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:11 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 07:05 PM EDT     5.54 feet High Tide
Sun -- 07:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Tide / Current Tables for Little Bull Creek entrance, Bull Creek, Waccamaw River, South Carolina
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Little Bull Creek entrance
Click for Map
Sun -- 05:52 AM EDT     -0.20 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 06:22 AM EDT     Moonrise
Sun -- 07:11 AM EDT     Sunrise
Sun -- 11:27 AM EDT     2.64 feet High Tide
Sun -- 06:11 PM EDT     Moonset
Sun -- 06:21 PM EDT     -0.35 feet Low Tide
Sun -- 07:32 PM EDT     Sunset
Sun -- 11:39 PM EDT     2.64 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   Help
Weather Map
IR Satellite Image from GEOS

GOES Local Image of Southeast    EDIT

Wind Forecast for Wilmington, NC (16,3,4,5)
      (on/off)   Help

Ground Weather Radar Station Wilmington, NC
   (on/off)   Help
weather_mapweather_map weather_map

Ad by Google

The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.