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Marine Weather and Tides
Sunset Beach, NC

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Sunrise 7:06AMSunset 7:34PM Monday March 27, 2017 8:21 PM EDT (00:21 UTC) Moonrise 5:58AMMoonset 6:14PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 0 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
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AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 326 Pm Edt Mon Mar 27 2017
Tonight..S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
Tue..SW winds 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Tue night..W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Wed..N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Wed night..NE winds 10 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Thu..E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Thu night..SE winds 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri..S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming sw 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Showers and tstms likely.
Sat..W winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 326 Pm Edt Mon Mar 27 2017
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Southerly flow around atlantic high pressure will continue through tonight. A weak cold front will approach from the west during Tue and push across the area waters and offshore during Wed. High pressure will follow and build across the area from the north Wed night into Thu. Another cold front will move across the waters on Fri.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sunset Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
310 pm edt Mon mar 27 2017

Synopsis
Changeable conditions will persist for the next several days.

There is a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms Tuesday
and again Friday and early Saturday. The weekend should be dry
with an increasing chance of showers early next week.

Near term /through Tuesday/
As of 3 pm Monday... In the very near term the hrrr suggests that
the inland showers will dissipate as heating decreases. Satellite
shows a fairly impressive looking shortwave crossing missouri. This
feature will lead to an increase in moisture locally as it
progresses eastward. For most of the overnight hours this will mean
increasing clouds. Inland areas will see rain chances on the rise as
cyclonic mid level flow and weak height falls impinge upon the area.

The upper trough will be both weakening and shifting northward a bit
as it translates eastward. This is where the strongest ascent will
occur and the small but non-zero threat for severe weather will be
located. Forecast soundings do show some dry mid level air however
and so the SPC marginal risk does include some of our northern
counties. Dry advection and the exiting shortwave should make
for rapidly decreasing rain chances later tomorrow afternoon.

Short term /Tuesday night through Wednesday night/
As of 300 pm Monday... Mid level ridging moving slowly across the
tennessee valley will be the main player through the short term
period. This will allow high pressure to migrate from the great
lakes region into a cold air damming scenario by early
Thursday. With a cold front moving offshore early in the period,
pops will not be an issue through the period. Expect mostly
sunny skies Wednesday with some low level cloudiness developing
in with the wedge early Thursday. Expect another warm day
Wednesday with highs possibly reaching and eclipsing 80 degrees
before the cool down Thursday.

Long term /Thursday through Monday/
As of 300 am Monday... Strong high pressure centered across
quebec province Thu morning will ridge south across the eastern
carolinas. The ridge will drift offshore during the day Thu and
thu night. Strong low pressure across the midwest Thu night will
move to the northeast and gradually weaken. Its attendant cold
front will move across the area Fri night. Deep moisture will be
tapped ahead of this system, but the best upper level support
will pass by to our n. Still expect a likelihood of showers and
thunderstorms Fri and Fri night. Drier air will gradually build
into the area on Sat as high pressure slowly builds from the nw,
but with cool air aloft, can not rule out an isolated shower or
thunderstorm. Upper ridge late in weekend will move offshore
during Mon and this will allow a very potent southern stream
system to bring a heightened risk of showers and thunderstorms
across the eastern carolinas as it lifts NE from the gulf coast
states into the southern great lakes region and brings a surge
of deep gulf of mexico moisture northward.

High temps will be above normal through the period, lower to mid
70s. Lows will be mainly in the 50s.

Aviation /19z Monday through Saturday/
As of 18z...VFR for the remainder of the daylight hours. Clouds will
lower overnight with the approach of a healthy mid level
disturbance. This has complicated the fog forecast for the overnight
hours. Some guidance is suggesting some MVFR visibilities but it
seems too cloudy according to forecast soundings. Showers and
thunderstorm chances will also be on the rise from west to east
overnight.

Extended outlook... Restrictions to ceiling and visibility possible
in scattered afternoon and evening showers/thunderstorms tue.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms fri/fri night will increase
the risk for reduced ceilings and visibility.

Marine
Near term /through Tuesday/...

as of 3 pm Monday... Light southerly winds for the remainder of the
day will last into the overnight hours. Waves a bit larger than what
such meager wind would support as there is some swell energy as
evident by 41013's dominant period of 9 seconds. S winds will turn
more to the SW heading into Tuesday as an upper level disturbance
and surface low pass by to our north.

Short term /Tuesday night through Wednesday night/...

as of 3 pm Monday... Expect changeable winds through the period as
initially a southwest flow of around 15 knots will be in place. A
cold front will quickly move across the waters by 12z Wednesday with
a weak west to northwest flow. This modest flow will be in place for
about six hours or so before a surge from the northeast commences.

This surge will last through the remainder of the period with winds
from the northeast on the lower end of a 15-20 knot range.

Significant seas will be 3-5 feet early and late in the period with
2-4 feet in between.

Long term /Thursday through Saturday/...

as of 300 am Monday... A small craft advisory may be required
for all waters Fri and Fri night.

Strong high pressure centered across quebec province Thu morning
will ridge south across the waters. The ridge will drift offshore
during the day Thu and Thu night. Strong low pressure across the
midwest Thu night will move to the northeast and gradually weaken.

Its attendant cold front will move across the waters Fri night. High
pressure will gradually build across the waters from the NW during
sat. The wind direction will be from the NE Thu morning, veering to
the E Thu afternoon and SE Thu night. S winds Fri will veer to sw
fri night and then shift to W toward Sat morning. Wind speeds will
be 15 to 20 kt Thu and Thu night and may increase to 20 to 25 kt
fri/fri night. Wind speeds on Sat will be 10 to 15 kt. Seas will be
3 to 5 ft Thu and Thu night, building to 4 to 7 ft fri/fri night
before subsiding to 3 to 4 ft Sat afternoon.

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

Nc... None.

Marine... None.

Synopsis... Shk
near term... mbb
short term... Shk
long term... Rjd
aviation... mbb


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
SSBN7 3 mi111 min 2 ft
MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC 27 mi51 min 1016.3 hPa
41108 28 mi34 min 64°F3 ft
WLON7 38 mi51 min 67°F 60°F1016.8 hPa
NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC 40 mi96 min SSW 2.9 67°F 1016 hPa58°F
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 45 mi51 min S 9.9 G 11 64°F 59°F1016.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 46 mi82 min 63°F3 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi73 min S 3.9 G 7.8 64°F 63°F1017.2 hPa

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC12 mi28 minS 710.00 miFair66°F59°F78%1017 hPa
Brunswick County Airport, NC24 mi36 minN 010.00 miFair66°F56°F71%1017.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Sunset Beach Bridge, North Carolina
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Sunset Beach Bridge
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Mon -- 02:28 AM EDT     -0.44 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:07 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 08:10 AM EDT     5.43 feet High Tide
Mon -- 02:46 PM EDT     -0.57 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:14 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:31 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:24 PM EDT     5.56 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:59 PM EDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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1.30.2-0.4-0.30.51.93.54.85.45.24.33.11.70.5-0.4-0.50.11.53.24.75.55.44.73.6

Tide / Current Tables for Hog Inlet Pier, South Carolina
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Hog Inlet Pier
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Mon -- 01:34 AM EDT     -0.39 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 06:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Mon -- 07:08 AM EDT     Sunrise
Mon -- 07:44 AM EDT     5.53 feet High Tide
Mon -- 01:58 PM EDT     -0.49 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 07:14 PM EDT     Moonset
Mon -- 07:31 PM EDT     Sunset
Mon -- 08:01 PM EDT     5.76 feet High Tide
Mon -- 10:59 PM EDT     New Moon
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Weather Map and Satellite Images
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Wind Forecast for Wilmington, NC (20,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Wilmington, NC
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