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Bucksport, SC

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Sunrise 6:31AMSunset 7:56PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 2:27 AM EDT (06:27 UTC) Moonrise 2:40PMMoonset 3:09AM Illumination 75% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 1010 Pm Edt Tue Apr 24 2018
.small craft advisory in effect until 8 am edt Wednesday...
Overnight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Wed night..W winds 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
Thu..N winds 10 kt, becoming se in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Thu night..S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Fri..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Fri night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Sat..W winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers through the day.
Sun..NE winds 10 kt, becoming e. Seas 2 ft.
AMZ200 1010 Pm Edt Tue Apr 24 2018
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Weak low pressure and its frontal system will lift northeast across the waters this evening, and then away from the area on Wednesday. A weak cold front will move offshore early Thursday, with a second front expected early on Saturday.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Bucksport, SC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
131 am edt Wed apr 25 2018

Synopsis
Weak low pressure will move across the area this evening bringing
a few showers to the CAPE fear area and offshore. An upper-
level low will produce showers on Wednesday. A weak cold front
early Thursday and again Saturday will bring a chance for more
showers. Seasonable temperatures are expected through the week
and into the weekend.

Near term through today
As of 830 pm Tuesday... Surface low was drifting N across the
i-95 corridor this eve. A complex frontal system was lifting n
with this low. A band of showers has redeveloped along and just
ahead of this front and will lift N this eve and into the
overnight. The brunt of these showers will remain offshore, but
isolated to scattered showers will skirt pender and new hanover
counties through mid and late eve.

The ground is very moist after 1-3" of rain, and if winds were
light would expect a good deal of fog development overnight.

However, winds are forecast to remain 5-8 mph for a good portion
of the night and this should limit the potential for significant
fog. In fact, soundings MOS favor late night stratus and have
increased the cloud cover toward morning. Lows tonight will be
55 to 60 as winds are not expected to completely decouple and
developing stratus is expected to retard nocturnal cooling.

On Wednesday, the upper low will finally shift overhead, and
although the column will be drier, steepening lapse rates and
good surface heating will provide the impetus for cumulus and
showers Wednesday aftn. Guidance is highly variable in this
solution, but expect at least some showers across mostly nc
zones and have added low chc schc for pop. Do not expect
thunder on Wednesday. Highs will climb into the low mid 70s, and
have kept these values slightly below guidance due to expected
cloud cover.

Short term tonight through Thursday night
As of 320 pm Tuesday... As the short term forecast begins the
first of the short waves mid-level lows in the larger scale
trough begins to pull away from the region. The second short
wave will rotate around inside the larger trough and remain to
the northwest of the forecast area on Thursday evening and
overnight. The deep moisture is limited, but their is a small
window where moisture does increase. There is a chance of
showers Thursday night, but rainfall amounts should be less
than a tenth of an inch closer to the coast and up to a quarter
of an inch farther inland.

Low temps will range from the middle to upper 50s Wednesday
night and Thursday night. High temps will be in the middle 70s
on Thursday.

Long term Friday through Tuesday
As of 320 pm Tuesday... The third mid-level shortwave, which
will be stronger than the wave Thursday night, will be the
last in the series to cross the region. The deepening trough
will cross the carolinas late Friday night and exit the coast
late Saturday. After this short-wave trough clears the larger
scale trough will shift east of the united states and ridging
will become established. Warmer temperatures are on the
horizon with lower 80s by tue. The best chance of showers will
be Saturday evening with a chance of showers and maybe a rumble
of thunder.

Aviation 05z Wednesday through Sunday
As of 06z... Surface low just north of the area will continue
slowly moving away from the area this morning. Gradient will
keep boundary layer well mixed while the 5h low moving across
the area this morning spreads sct bkn patches of cloud around
6k ft over the area. Ceilings may lower as daybreak approaches,
but the only areas that appear to be in danger of dropping to
mvf are inland nc sites. Do not anticipate any fog development
despite recent heavy rainfall. Heating will increase cloud
cover across the area today with potential for some isolated
afternoon showers. Coverage will be limited and have not
included any mention in the forecast. Winds out of the west-
southwest this morning gradually veer to west-northwest during
the day as weak surface trough moves across the area. Skies will
quickly clear with the loss of heating this evening.

Extended outlook... Tempo MVFR Thu night through sat. Otherwise
vfr.

Marine
Near term through Wednesday ...

as of 830 pm Tuesday... Weak low pressure was lifting N across
the carolinas tonight, dragging its accompanying frontal system
across the waters. A few showers have developed across the
northern waters, along and ahead of these features and we do
expect scattered showers across the northern waters into mid and
late eve.

A small craft advisory remains in effect through 12z Wed across
the southern waters and through 22z Wed across the northern
waters. Seas this eve were still 7 ft at the inner CAPE fear
buoys and near 10 ft at frying pan shoals buoy. Seas have
subsided from their peak earlier today and this trend will
continue. However, the trend may be slower than normal given the
10-11 second SE swell. At this time, we are forecasting seas to
drop below 6 ft across the southern waters during the late night
and early morning hours, but perhaps not til Wed afternoon across
the northern waters.

The wind direction will remain from the SW through wed. Wind
speeds will be mainly 10 to around 15 kt.

Short term Wednesday night through Thursday night ...

as of 320 pm Tuesday... Unsettle weather will occur as a second
front moves off the coast Thursday night and weak surface low
moves up the coast. Winds are expected to stay below small craft
conditions through this period with southwest winds of 15 knots
Wednesday night then veering to the northeast at 10 knots on
Thursday and then back to the the southwest at 15 knots late
Thursday. Seas will be falling from 3 to 5 feet Wednesday
evening to 2 to 3 feet by Thursday and increasing to 3 to 4 feet
again ahead of the front on Thursday night.

Long term Friday through Sunday ...

as of 320 pm Tuesday... Another front will cross the coast on
Friday and winds are expect to veer from SW winds to NW winds on
Friday night. High pressure will build over the waters and
winds and seas are expected to be at or below 15 knots and no
advisories are expected.

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am edt this morning for amz254-
256.

Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for amz250-
252.

Near term... Rjd jdw
short term... Drh
long term... Drh
aviation... Iii


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 10 mi39 min 1011.9 hPa
NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC 21 mi102 min WSW 8 65°F 1010 hPa59°F
SSBN7 35 mi185 min 3 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 35 mi139 min WSW 14 G 21 64°F 63°F1009.3 hPa

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC9 mi31 minWSW 910.00 miFair63°F57°F84%1009.1 hPa
Conway Horry County Airport, SC12 mi32 minSSW 37.00 miFair61°F59°F94%1008.8 hPa
North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC23 mi34 minSW 710.00 miA Few Clouds63°F59°F87%1008.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Bucksport, Waccamaw River, South Carolina
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Bucksport
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Wed -- 03:28 AM EDT     0.04 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:09 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 09:12 AM EDT     2.43 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:39 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 04:06 PM EDT     -0.06 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 07:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 09:53 PM EDT     2.38 feet High Tide
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Tide / Current Tables for Wachesaw Landing, Waccamaw River, South Carolina
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Wachesaw Landing
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Wed -- 02:35 AM EDT     0.03 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 04:09 AM EDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:34 AM EDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 08:00 AM EDT     2.99 feet High Tide
Wed -- 03:13 PM EDT     -0.05 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:39 PM EDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:54 PM EDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:41 PM EDT     2.93 feet High Tide
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