Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:51AM||Sunset 5:11PM||Tuesday November 20, 2018 8:50 AM EST (13:50 UTC)||Moonrise 3:53PM||Moonset 3:56AM||Illumination 94%|
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service wilmington nc
542 am est Tue nov 20 2018
A few light showers or a sprinkle may precede an approaching
cold front today. Cool and dry air will spread across the
carolinas Wednesday through thanksgiving as high pressure builds
from the west. Canadian high pressure will bring colder air
late in the week, while developing low pressure from the gulf
brings a rainy start to the weekend. Temperatures will warm up
briefly early next week, ahead of an approaching cold front.
Near term through tonight
As of 338 am Tuesday... Cold front approaching from the west
will move across the area this afternoon and off the coast by
early evening. Mid-level trough helps drive the front east,
although the core of the trough and the coldest air remain north
of the area. Cold advection will follow the front with surge of
cooler air arriving early tonight. Questions remain concerning
potential for showers just ahead of the front this afternoon.
Timing bodes well for at least weak instability although low
level convergence lags the cold front (stronger convergence is
along the secondary front cold surge later tonight). There is
some PVA this afternoon, just ahead of the front as a weak
sheared shortwave moves across the area. Cannot rule out some
isolated light showers but not expecting a lot of measurable
rainfall. Inherited low chance pop and these values have been
maintained. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s, similar to
readings on mon. Cold advection starts up later tonight with
temps tumbling early wed. Most areas will be in the 30s by the
end of the period with far inland locations dipping into the mid
30s. Frost not really a concern given boundary layer winds and
low level dry air.
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night
As of 338 am Tuesday... Chief headline on the table "dry and
seasonably cool" this period. A banquet of dry air aloft to
overspread the region as zonal high pressure travels west to
east. This high will be supplanted by northern stream canadian
air late Thursday, injecting a taste of the season with cold air
advection reinforced. Winds elevated, may inhibit frost early
Friday, but many inland sites could dip below the freezing mark
into daybreak. Freeze warnings are possible early Friday, prior
to the growing season officially ending december 1 when the
freeze and frost products are discontinued until spring. Rain-
free period abounding with a cornucopia of sunshine joined by
temperatures slight cooler than normal, leaving memories of an
extended summer a little farther away in the rear view mirror.
Thanksgiving morning, for those slated with outdoor tasks, a
nippy 36-39 degrees inland, low 40s near the icw and coasts.
Under copious sunshine Thursday, temperatures to climb into the
middle and upper 50s, bringing many thanks for warm kitchen
ovens that day. Winds will begin to increase from the ne, but
not until late Thursday, and into Friday, as a strengthening
wedge begins to anchor in.
Long term Friday through Monday
As of 338 am Monday... High pressure migrates across the
northeast into fri, expect winds to slowly veer but remain
northeast. Overall, expect temps dropping down into the low to
mid 30s with freeze possible early Fri morning in places inland.
A wedge looks to be developing on Fri as cool and dry high
pressure extends down from the north as coastal trough warm
front becomes more pronounced. This should help to increase
clouds late Fri along the coast with temps warming in a more on
shore flow. By Fri night, a storm system moving across the
central CONUS will deepen with mid to upper trough pushing a
cold front east. Should see rain spreading northward as coastal
trough warm front lifts north and pushes farther inland. Models
also indicate low pressure developing along the front near the
central gulf coast. As this low moves northeast into and across
the carolinas Fri night into Saturday, should see some heavier
rain spread across the forecast area. May prove to be a high
shear low CAPE event with thunderstorms Fri night into Sat as
low tracks just west of the area, as well as a decent rainmaker
with QPF amounts exceeding upwards of an inch or two in|
Drier air and clearing should make its way in on the
back end of this system as it lifts off to the north late sat,
leaving better weather for the latter half of the weekend. Temps
should warm into the weekend as warm front lifts north leaving
temps in the 60s to around 70. Should be a nice end to the
weekend with fair amount of sunshine on Sunday, but another
frontal system may affect Sun night into Monday.
Aviation 12z Tuesday through Saturday
As of 12z... A frontal boundary will approach from the west this
morning. Radar shows isolated light showers through the i-95
corridor. The hrrr shows light showers progressing to the coast by
midday. Given how light the precip will likely be, will keep
visibilities unrestricted, however 5sm is possible. Winds will shift
to the north northwest by evening with cold air advection
commencing. Nearly clear skies overnight.
Extended outlook...VFR to prevail next couple of days. Storm
system Friday night into Saturday could bring rain and
potential ifr MVFR conditions to the region.
Near term through tonight ...
as of 338 am Tuesday... Southwest flow will increase today as
cold front approaches from the west and gradient tightens up.
Speeds peak right around 15 kt later this afternoon before the
cold front moves offshore by early evening. Cold advection ramps
up later tonight with offshore flow increasing to 15 to 20 kt
around midnight then slowly decreasing late in the period. Seas
build from 2 to 3 ft this morning to 3 to 4 ft for the afternoon
and evening. Offshore flow develops and then increases, helping
knock seas down to 2 to 3 ft late in the period. Currently does
not appear any headlines will be warranted during the period..
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night ...
as of 338 am Tuesday... An increasingly difficult marine period
to unfold because of mounting NE winds thanksgiving day onward
into Friday. Advisory flags will likely be flying by Thursday
for NE winds 20-25 kt gusting to 30 kt, rouging up seas into a
5-8 ft range by late Thursday, dominated by agitated wind-seas
and heavy chop. Small craft would find this a treacherous
environment overall and venturing on a sunny thanksgiving out to
sea is highly discouraged this year off the SE nc NE sc waters.
Icw navigation will face moderate to heavy chop Thursday night.
Wednesday morning offers a manageable marine window but even by
late Wednesday, winds will be on the uptick.
Long term Friday through Saturday ...
as of 300 pm Sunday... Canadian high pressure will continue to
build down from the north as it migrates across the northeast
through fri. Expect a decent spike in winds and seas with sca
conditions likely. NE winds will shift around to the east and
then SE to south Fri night into Sat as coastal trough warm front
moves inland and north and cold front approaches from the west.
Low pressure will develop and move up through the carolinas
sat. Seas will rise into SCA thresholds once again, building fri
night into Sat in increasing on shore to southerly push with
advisory conditions expected.
Ilm watches warnings advisories
Nc... Coastal flood advisory until 8 am est this morning for ncz107.
near term... Iii
short term... Mjc
long term... Rgz
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2)||24 mi||42 min||W 14 G 19||60°F||63°F||1016.9 hPa|
|NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC||28 mi||65 min||W 5.1||56°F||1018 hPa||53°F|
|41108||46 mi||20 min||63°F||3 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||54 min||W 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||56°F||52°F||87%||1017.7 hPa|
|North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC||13 mi||57 min||WSW 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||56°F||52°F||87%||1017.1 hPa|
|Conway Horry County Airport, SC||16 mi||75 min||N 0||7.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||54°F||53°F||100%||1017.3 hPa|
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