Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:27AM||Sunset 6:31PM||Tuesday October 24, 2017 7:19 AM EDT (11:19 UTC)||Moonrise 10:39AM||Moonset 9:10PM||Illumination 19%|
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|AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 641 Am Edt Tue Oct 24 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect until 2 pm edt this afternoon...
Today..SW winds 10 kt, increasing to 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon.
Tonight..W winds 10 kt, becoming nw 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, then 3 ft in the afternoon.
Wed night..NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu..NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu night..N winds 10 kt, diminishing to 10 kt or less after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
Fri..E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sat..E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers through the night.
|AMZ200 641 Am Edt Tue Oct 24 2017 |
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A reinforcing cold front will move across the waters late tonight, shifting southwest winds to northwest. Canadian high pressure will settle across the waters Wednesday and Thursday. This high will then move offshore late week. Low pressure is expected to develop along an approaching cold front this weekend.
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Myrtle 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
437 am edt Tue oct 24 2017
Drier air has worked into the area in the wake of an initial
front, but it will still be warm today. The passage of a
reinforcing cold front late tonight and Wednesday morning will
usher in much cooler temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday as
canadian high pressure takes hold. The risk for showers will
increase during the weekend as low pressure develops ahead of a
Near term through tonight
As of 300 am Tuesday... Cold front as analyzed by wpc aligned near
the coast early this morning with a secondary cold front to follow
tonight. Any convection associated with the cold front has made it
off shore with only lingering light shwrs mainly north of the tip fo
cape fear. Residual low level moisture will produce some fog and
stratus through the early morning hours but fog will lift and clouds
will break up leaving a mostly sunny sky this afternoon. With a
shift back to SW the column will dry for the most part, with a
reinforcing push of colder air making its way in until later today
into tonight as secondary cold front moves through. Temps should
warm into the mid 70s today.
A broad and deep mid to upper level trough extending down from
the great lakes into the lower mississippi valley will slowly
shift east maintaining a deep SW flow above the sfc. This will
put the breaks on the cold front to our east but dry air will
make its way in behind the front through today. Pcp water up as
high as 1.82 inches will drop over an inch through this morning.
As the secondary cold front moves across the carolinas later
this afternoon into tonight, there will be a slight spike in pcp
water up near .9 inches but do not expect much aside from a few
clouds as the column remains dry and forcing is weak. GFS shows
850 temps dropping later today from close to 15c down to 6 to 8
c by daybreak wed. Overnight lows will drop to 45 to 50 most
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night
As of 300 am Tuesday... A reinforcing cold front late tonight and
wed morning will bring dry and significantly cooler air into
the eastern carolinas with no risk for rainfall mid week as
canadian high pressure takes up residence. The cold advection
will keep highs in the 60s both days and as cool as the mid 60s.
Lows will be mainly in the 40s and as cool as around 40. Patchy
frost, even in the coldest inland spots is not expected given
the warm soils. Minimum afternoon relative humidity will be in
the 35 to 40 percent range across a majority of the forecast
area both days.
Long term Friday through Monday
As of 300 pm Monday... Canadian high pressure will push offshore
Friday and with that, temps will return to seasonable levels.
Moisture will begin to increase Saturday on increasing
southerly winds as a pre-frontal airmass returns ahead of a
deep mid-level trough pushing through the ms vly. This will
drive a cold front across the area Saturday night into Sunday.
Ahead of this feature, a weak area of low pressure may develop
and move just off the coast, and while total column moisture|
remains confined below 700mb, showers are possible late Saturday
through Sunday morning associated with this feature. This front
will bring the potential for the coldest air of the season
behind it, as 850mb progs drop below 0c and extended MOS numbers
feature values as much as 10 degrees below climo early next
Aviation 06z Tuesday through Saturday
As of 06z... Winds will remain SW through today as a cold front
moves slowly east. Drier air will make its way in behind the
front with last of thunderstorms making their way off the cape
fear coast. Some lingering moisture in the way of strato cu
around 5 to 7 kt ft will remain, but residual low level moisture
will produce areas of fog through this morning. The fog will
lift with some stratus around through mid morning and then most
places should become mainly clear. Winds will remain out of the
sw until later today when winds shift to the w-nw. These impacts
will affect all terminals through the early morning period with
MVFR to ifr conditions in fog with low vsby and ceilings.
Extended outlook... VFR Wednesday through Friday. Slight chance for
Near term through tonight ...
as of 300 am Tuesday... Small craft advisory conditions will persist
through this morning. Gusty offshore winds in convection associated
with cold front will back to the SW through today before a secondary
cold front moves through overnight tonight. Seas up to 5 to 8 ft
early this morning will diminish in a decreasing off shore flow
through today. Seas will drop below SCA thresholds by this afternoon
leaving seas of 3 to 5 ft over most waters tonight.
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night ...
as of 300 am Tuesday... Nw winds and cold advection will dominate
the period. The wind direction will likely veer to N or nne thu
night. Wind speeds will be up to around 15 kt Wed and Wed night,
diminishing to 10 kt or less during the day Thu and remaining
light Thu night. Seas will be 3 to 4 ft Wed into thu, subsiding
to 2 to 3 ft by Thu night.
Long term Friday through Saturday ...
as of 300 pm Monday... The center of high pressure will shift
offshore Fri with winds veering to NE Fri and E Sat at speeds of
10 kt or less. A cold front will approach from the W very late
sat causing wind speeds to uptick by the end of the period.
Seas will be 1 to 3 ft through the period.
Ilm watches warnings advisories
Marine... Small craft advisory until 2 pm edt this afternoon for amz250-
Near term... Rgz
short term... Rjd
long term... Jdw
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC||2 mi||49 min||1010.6 hPa|
|41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2)||24 mi||71 min||NNW 1.9 G 5.8||69°F||73°F||1010.6 hPa|
|NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC||28 mi||94 min||Calm||65°F||1011 hPa||62°F|
|41108||46 mi||49 min||74°F||7 ft|
Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC||2 mi||23 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||64°F||63°F||96%||1011.8 hPa|
|North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC||13 mi||26 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Overcast||64°F||63°F||96%||1011.2 hPa|
|Conway Horry County Airport, SC||16 mi||24 min||N 0||7.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||59°F||59°F||100%||1011.8 hPa|
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|Myrtle Beach |
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Tue -- 04:45 AM EDT 0.65 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:28 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 11:16 AM EDT 5.30 feet High Tide
Tue -- 11:38 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 05:25 PM EDT 0.87 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 06:30 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:09 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 11:20 PM EDT 4.44 feet High Tide
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|Socastee Bridge |
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Tue -- 02:33 AM EDT 2.12 feet High Tide
Tue -- 07:28 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 09:53 AM EDT 0.69 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 11:39 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 03:07 PM EDT 2.36 feet High Tide
Tue -- 06:31 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 10:10 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 10:41 PM EDT 0.81 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Wind Forecast for Wilmington, NC (7,2,3,4)(on/off)  Help
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