Friday, November16, 2018 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Sunset Beach, NC

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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 6:47AMSunset 5:13PM Friday November 16, 2018 4:14 AM EST (09:14 UTC) Moonrise 1:44PMMoonset 12:07AM Illumination 59% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 8 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- 308 Am Est Fri Nov 16 2018
.small craft exercise caution in effect until 11 am est this morning...
Today..NW winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft this afternoon.
Tonight..N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sat..NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat night..NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun..E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun night..SE winds 10 kt, becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
Mon..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tue..N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
AMZ200 308 Am Est Fri Nov 16 2018
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. High pressure will build over the waters through the weekend into next week.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sunset Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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Fxus62 kilm 160751
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
251 am est Fri nov 16 2018

Synopsis
High pressure will build into the carolinas today and Saturday
bringing clear skies and below-normal temperatures. Frost is
possible tonight for some inland areas. Another cold front will
move through the area Tuesday night, followed by high pressure
through thanksgiving day. Low pressure developing to our south
could bring rain in by Friday.

Near term through tonight
As of 300 am Friday... A west to northwest flow is now in place through
basically all layers of the troposphere. There remains some stratus
across the area this morning but this should dissipate and or mix
out during the next few hours. Certainly a colder airmass settling in
but not the coldest of the season and it is rather shallow. This
will allow temperatures to rise into the middle and upper 50s today.

As for Saturday morning guidance continues to advertise lows a few
degrees above freezing even inland. Some frost is possible however
and but probably not enough for a npw.

Short term Saturday through Sunday night
As of 300 am Friday... A zonal upper level flow over the
carolinas on Saturday will continue into Sunday as a very
positively tiled and sheared upper trough dips into the mid-
atlantic states. A speed MAX in the subtropical jet will move
across the carolinas on Sunday, but with little impact on our
sensible weather. At the surface, high pressure over the mid-
atlantic states on Saturday will move off the northeast coast on
Sunday.

A very weak coastal trough will attempt to develop off the
ga sc coast Sunday as easterly fetch lengthens off the southeast
coast. A very shallow layer of moisture will begin to feed back
in from the south just beneath the subsidence inversion. While
the GFS and ECMWF actually wring out a couple hundredths of an
inch along the coast late Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, it
appears the depth of moisture should be insufficient for more
than clouds, and i'll maintain a dry forecast through the
period.

Low to mid 60s for highs on Saturday should warm another degree
or two on Sunday. Lows ranging from the upper 30s inland to
lower 40s coast Saturday night should warm into the 40s to near
50 at the coast Sunday night due to clouds and modification
from onshore flow.

Long term Monday through Thursday
As of 345 pm Thursday... Longwave upper pattern continues to
display a low amplitude trough encompassing much of the u.S.

With upper ridging along the immediate west coast. Westerly flow
aloft starts out this period with dry and near normal temps
expected for Sunday. Models the past few days indicate an
impulse in the lower levels of the flow over the atlantic off
the southeast u.S. Coast. Models indicate it making it's turn to
the NW then N during Mon and to the NE by early tue, finally
pulling away from the carolina coast. Have indicated a short-
period of patchy light rain along the immediate coast Mon into
mon night. A sfc cold front is able to push across Tue into wed
with the aid of a mid-level S W trof. Not much of CAA behind it
as flow aloft drops back to zonal. By the end of this period,
models hint of a pcpn event shaping up but just too far out in
time for specifics.

Aviation 06z Friday through Tuesday
As of 06z... MVFR ceilings remain in most areas as cold air
advection stratus remains under a significant inversion around
900mb. This will gradually mix out in a few hours leavingVFR
conditions through the remainder of the period as surface high
pressure builds in.

Extended outlook...VFR.

Marine
Near term through tonight ...

as of 300 am Friday... Winds and seas scaling back this morning as
expected. 41013 is now down to eight feet seas with sustained winds
just over 20 knots. Will go ahead and extend the small craft
advisory until 12 utc for the northern waters and issue a scec
headline for the southern waters. By this evening winds will
drop to ten knots or less from the west northwest. Significant
seas will drop to 2-4 feet.

Short term Saturday through Sunday night ...

as of 300 am Friday... High pressure over the mid-atlantic will
move off the northeast coast Sunday. A very weak coastal trough
will attempt to form off the ga sc coast on Sunday, but there
shouldn't be enough support in the upper levels of the
atmosphere for anything significant to develop. Northeasterly
winds 10-15 kt Saturday morning should diminish to less than 10
kt by late afternoon, then will turn more easterly on Sunday.

Wind direction could become variable Sunday night if the weak
coastal trough to our south can lift northward.

Long term Monday through Tuesday ...

as of 345 pm Thursday... A semi-active significant seas period
as long period ese ground swell at 9+ second periods will
highlight this period. Winds this period will primarily have a
northerly trajectory but remain in the 10 to occasionally 15 kt
speeds. This could further increase slightly depending on the
movement and strength of the low level impulse moving around the
periphery of the atlantic as explained in the public discussion
for this time period. Significant seas will run in the 2 to 4
foot range, primarily coming from the 9+ second period ese
swell.

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 8 am est early this morning
for amz250-252.

Synopsis... Tra
near term... Shk
short term... Tra
long term... Dch
aviation... Shk


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 3 mi67 min WNW 16 G 21 47°F 64°F1015.1 hPa
41108 28 mi45 min 67°F5 ft
WLON7 38 mi45 min 46°F 58°F1015 hPa
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 45 mi45 min W 17 G 24 46°F 65°F1014.9 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 46 mi45 min 65°F4 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 46 mi67 min NW 18 G 23 48°F 66°F1013.7 hPa

Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC
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Airport Reports
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North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, SC12 mi22 minVar 510.00 miOvercast46°F39°F79%1015.6 hPa
Brunswick County Airport, NC24 mi35 minWNW 12 G 1910.00 miOvercast46°F38°F77%1015.6 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Tubbs Inlet, North Carolina
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Tubbs Inlet
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Fri -- 12:07 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 01:37 AM EST     3.91 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:46 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:50 AM EST     1.18 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:43 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 02:09 PM EST     4.33 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:09 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:33 PM EST     0.97 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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Tide / Current Tables for Hog Inlet Pier, South Carolina
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Hog Inlet Pier
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Fri -- 12:08 AM EST     Moonset
Fri -- 01:17 AM EST     4.42 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:47 AM EST     Sunrise
Fri -- 07:28 AM EST     1.31 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 01:43 PM EST     Moonrise
Fri -- 01:49 PM EST     4.90 feet High Tide
Fri -- 05:10 PM EST     Sunset
Fri -- 08:11 PM EST     1.07 feet Low Tide
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