Sunday, May26, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Little River, SC

Version 3.4
What's New / NOTES
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:06AMSunset 8:18PM Sunday May 26, 2019 6:00 PM EDT (22:00 UTC) Moonrise 12:55AMMoonset 11:56AM Illumination 46% Phase: Third Quarter Moon; Moon at 23 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- 303 Pm Edt Sun May 26 2019
Tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Mon..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Mon night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Tue night..SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Thu..SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
AMZ200 303 Pm Edt Sun May 26 2019
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure off the coast of the carolinas will drift southeast tonight. A weak trough will move across the waters early Monday, then high pressure will rebuild over the area by midweek.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Little River, SC
   Hourly   EDIT   Help
location: 33.86, -78.64     debug

Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
      (on/off)   Help   NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
Fxus62 kilm 261904
area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
241 pm edt Sun may 26 2019

Heat will return once again, as an upper ridge amplifies from
the south. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible from
time to time, but overall, expect hot and dry weather through
at least mid-week.

Near term through Monday night
As of 3 pm Sunday... Widespread temperatures in the mid 90s this
afternoon have resulted in heat indices in the upper 90s to even low
100s in a few spots. The sea breeze has remained relatively close to
the coast today, with temperatures around 90 at the beaches.

Scattered cumulus will dissipate after sunset, and consensus of
guidance shows lows will fall to the lower 70s before sunrise
Monday... Except closer to 75 at the coast. A surface trough wind
shift will enter the western CWA after 06z, and make its way to the
coast around dawn, in association with a slight weakness in the mid-
level ridging which is established over the SE conus. A quasi-
stationary frontal boundary will drop into central nc Monday,
however it looks to remain north of the area, leaving conditions
Monday very similar to today. That is, rain chances almost nil, and
temperatures reaching the upper 90s away from the coast. Lows Monday
night generally 70-75.

Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night
As of 3 pm Sunday... Mid-level ridge lingers over the southeast
during the middle of the week. Some differing opinions as to how far
north the center of the 5h ridge. This has impacts locally as there
will be a series of shortwaves, accompanied by moisture, moving
across the top of the ridge. Favoring a stronger ridge and drier
solution through Wed night. Combination of elongated high off the
coast and strengthening piedmont trough each afternoon will keep
winds west-southwest. Sea breeze will have limited success moving
inland, allowing for highs well above climo. Away from the beach,
highs will be in the mid to upper 90s with some areas reaching 100.

Lows are also expected to run above climo, with most areas in the
low to mid 70s. Rainfall chances remain quite limited. Mid-level
subsidence and dry air along with a lack of strong forcing work to
keep most of the area dry.

Long term Thursday through Sunday
As of 3 pm Sunday... Ridging aloft starts to weaken on Thu before
collapsing on fri. Flat mid-level flow develops late next week,
moving a weak front into the region. Lack of strong mid-level push
will keep the front stalled in the vicinity, likely just west of the
forecast area. Increasing moisture will lead to an increase in
rainfall chances late in the week.

-temperatures above to well above climo continue, highs will trend a
little closer to climo for the weekend.

-rainfall chances increase Thu through Sun with the best chances
over the weekend.

Aviation 19z Sunday through Friday
As of 18z...VFR throughout the period and hot. Westerly winds across
much of the area with SE winds pinned along the coast at around 10
knots. A couple of showers are possible (mainly in nc) along the sea
breeze this afternoon. Similar day tomorrow with a near zero chance
of fog stratus.

Extended outlook... MainlyVFR into next week. Slight chance MVFR
each morning in low stratus fog, or isolated tstms.

As of 3 pm Sunday... South to southwest winds around 10
kt... Gusting to 15-20 kt at times, will continue through the
evening around high pressure centered off the carolina coast. A
wind shift to west-northwest is expected around or just after
sunrise as a weak surface trough moves off the coast, but
southwest flow will reestablish during the afternoon. A weak
gradient will result in wind speeds 10 kt or less Monday night,
and direction will become variable after midnight. Seas of 2-3
ft this evening will fall settle to around 2 feet throughout by
Monday afternoon.

Elongated surface high off the coast and piedmont trough inland will
maintain southwest flow Tuesday through Friday. Gradient tightens up
each afternoon, especially later in the week as the trough becomes
more defined and starts moving toward the coast. Speeds 10 to 15 kt
tue and Wed will climb into the 15 to 20 kt range Thu and fri. Seas
build from around 2 ft Tue to 3 to 4 ft for Thu and fri. Seas
continue to be made up of mostly a south to southwest wind wave.

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Near term... Crm
short term... Iii
long term... Iii
aviation... 21

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
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 9 mi53 min SSW 14 G 21 80°F 80°F1015.8 hPa
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 20 mi31 min 82°F
41108 34 mi31 min 78°F3 ft
WLON7 44 mi31 min 98°F 80°F1015.1 hPa
NIWS1 - North Inlet-Winyah Bay Reserve, SC 46 mi76 min WNW 6 96°F 1016 hPa65°F

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
North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC5 mi68 minSSW 1510.00 miFair88°F73°F63%1015.9 hPa
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, SC19 mi65 minVar 510.00 miPartly Cloudy95°F71°F46%1016 hPa

Wind History from CRE (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE8SE8E75SE7S8S6S8S5S7S7SW8SW6SW7SW9SW8SW6S7S9SW11S12S11S9SW15
1 day agoNW5NW5CalmSW4CalmCalmNW4CalmCalmNE8E6NE4NE3NE4NE5E9E11E10
2 days agoSW14S13SW13SW12S12SW13

Tide / Current Tables for Nixon Crossroads, South Carolina
   EDIT   Weekend mode (on/off)   (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Tide / Current Tables for Sunset Beach Pier, Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina
   EDIT      (on/off)   Help   One Week of Data
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
Sorry tide depth graphs only, please select another station.

Weather Map and Satellite Images
       (on/off)   HelpWeather Map
GOES Local Image of Mid-Atlantic    EDIT
NOTE: East coast views moved to GEOS-16. They are experimental and not well supported by NOAA so they may not be correct so be warned. This change required redoing a large amount of the GOES code. If the image you are expecting is not showing, please let me know. You may need to use the EDIT function to update your location.
Link to Loop

Other links: Northern Pacific     Contential US     Full GOES-East
Wind Forecast for Wilmington, NC (18,4,5,8)
      (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.