Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:58AM||Sunset 8:27PM||Monday June 18, 2018 5:23 PM EDT (21:23 UTC)||Moonrise 10:18AM||Moonset 11:47PM||Illumination 29%|
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|AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 331 Pm Edt Mon Jun 18 2018 |
.small craft advisory in effect from 9 pm edt this evening through Tuesday morning...
Tonight..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Scattered showers and tstms this evening.
Tue..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt early. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue night..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Wed..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Wed night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Thu..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Thu night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri..SE winds 10 kt, becoming e. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the day.
Sat..E winds 10 kt, becoming s. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the day. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
|AMZ200 331 Pm Edt Mon Jun 18 2018 |
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Bermuda high pressure will linger off the coast through the week. A surface trough inland, interacting with this high, will bring gusts to 25 kt overnight into early Tuesday. A cold front will arrive from the north late in the week.
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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
309 pm edt Mon jun 18 2018
Hot and humid weather can be expected to crank up in the days
ahead, and heat advisories and even warnings are possible into
mid week. Storms today will mainly affect SE nc this afternoon
to early evening. Rain chances will increase late in the week,
as a cold front drops slowly south of the area. This front may
lift north over the region next weekend.
Near term through Tuesday
As of 300 pm Monday... The heat switch appears flipped to the 'on'
position at this time, with NE sc and SE nc to become
embroiled in increasing daytime heat Tuesday, and onward.
Tstms popping, will trudge sse, and some may be near severe but
isolated at best, mainly because of high downdraft cape, as low
level column shear remains weak. SPC meso-analyst page showing
signals in the microburst composite over SE nc, due in part to
the high sbcapes and pwat values in this area. Low level lapse
rates are high but mid level lrs notably lower, and the updraft
behavior has exhibited this limitation in lethargy so far, but
we should see increasingly strong lower level boundaries become
snaked over the forecast area, increase local updraft velocity.
Heat indices 100-105 Tuesday afternoon, falling shy for duration
and heat intensity for a heat advisory, but a few degrees ticks
of t and TD here and there, could change this, criteria, > 105
on apparent temp scale prompts an advisory, > 110 is a heat
Short term Tuesday night through Wednesday night
As of 300 pm Monday... Another warm and muggy Tuesday night
compliments of broad mid level ridging to our west and a stationary
piedmont trough. Similarly the heat wave continues into Wednesday.
Temperatures will quickly soar into the 90s by midday and heat index
values will reach 105 advisory levels. A weakening flattening of the
ridge however will allow a few impulses to cross the area. The wrf
in particular is quite aggressive in showing convective development.
And with its forecast soundings showing dry adiabatic lapse rates
all the way up to 700mb there could be a small downburst threat.
Ironically though such deep layer lapse rates could also argue for a
deep, dry subcloud layer and only spotty convection. Will target
mainly coastal counties with pops similar to WRF but with tempered
values. Most convection will wane diurnally but with such another
warm and humid night and a continuation of mid level impulses some
20-ish pops warranted Wednesday night.
Long term Thursday through Monday
As of 300 pm Monday... The mid level pattern will become more
progressive in time as initially a mid level low moves across
the ohio valley. The small amplified ridge ahead of this system
will push a backdoor front into the area at least briefly Friday
before retreating well to the north over the weekend. Still
good pops for Thursday via a possible MCS and then forcing later
with the front. Guidance has dried out the mid levels somewhat
for the weekend into early next week and have overall jogged
down pops for these later periods. Temperatures will be a little
above climatology throughout the period but not exceedingly so.|
Aviation 19z Monday through Saturday
As of 18z... A cluster of storms overnight will likely leave a
few boundaries behind which will become a focus for convection
this afternoon. These weak outflows will interact with the sea
breeze boundary,mainly affecting lbt and ilm. Moderate southerly
flow becoming more westerly through the overnight hours. Little
to no fog is forecast.
Extended outlook... PredominantlyVFR through Friday with
possible short duration MVFR ifr fog or low stratus each
morning. Isolated showers and thunderstorms possible each
afternoon and evening. Chances for rain increase Thursday
Near term through Tuesday ...
as of 300 pm Monday... Bumpy seas, because wind-sea component
remains dominant this period with 4-5 second wave periods and
seas 4 feet offshore, possibly near 5 ft very outer edge and out
near the frying pan tower. Advisory will be issued because of
expected frequency of 25 kt gusts overnight, mainly between 9 pm
and 9 am. Tstms may impact the waters N of CAPE fear through at
least early evening, as they move NW to se.
Short term Tuesday night through Wednesday night ...
as of 300 pm Monday... As is usually the case during a heat wave the
marine environment will be characterized by bermuda high-induced
southwesterly winds. The main speed regime will be 10-15kt and gusts
to 20kt will be common by both day and night in the well mixed
environment. Spectral wave bulletins continue to show only two main
groups; a 5 second wind chop along with a 9 second southeasterly
swell of lesser presence. Significant wave forecast will remain 2-3
and occasionally 2-4ft; the higher off of nc coast.
Long term Thursday through Saturday ...
as of 300 pm Monday... Not necessarily the standard "southwest winds of
10-15 and seas of 2-4 feet" forecast, well at least not for some of
the period. These conditions will be in place Thursday. By Friday a
backdoor front will make a run to the south at lest briefly. There
could be some northeast winds but for now maintained the direction
at easterly into early Saturday. The sea breeze and retreating front
will buckle the direction to more southeast by the end of the
period. Significant seas will be 1-3 feet but could be a little
higher briefly if a decent northeast surge develops.
Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... Beach hazards statement until 9 pm edt this evening for scz054-
Nc... Beach hazards statement until 9 pm edt this evening for ncz106-
Marine... Small craft advisory from 9 pm this evening to 10 am edt
Tuesday for amz250-252-254-256.
near term... Mjc
short term... mbb
long term... Shk
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|NOXN7 - North Carolina Reserve, NC||5 mi||98 min||WSW 7||90°F||1017 hPa||78°F|
|WLON7||6 mi||53 min||87°F||82°F||1015.9 hPa|
|JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC||10 mi||53 min||SW 12 G 16||86°F||81°F||1016.5 hPa|
|41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC||12 mi||53 min||81°F||3 ft|
|41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||12 mi||75 min||N 19 G 25||80°F||81°F||1015.6 hPa|
|41108||29 mi||53 min||82°F||4 ft|
|41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC||32 mi||75 min||SW 19 G 27||81°F||81°F||1017.3 hPa|
|41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2)||35 mi||75 min||SW 19 G 23||82°F||83°F||1017.2 hPa|
|SSBN7||35 mi||143 min||1 ft|
Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Wilmington International Airport, NC||10 mi||30 min||SSW 9||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||83°F||77°F||82%||1016.1 hPa|
|Brunswick County Airport, NC||16 mi||43 min||WSW 13 G 19||10.00 mi||Fair||86°F||75°F||71%||1016.9 hPa|
Wind History from ILM (wind in knots)
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Mon -- 12:05 AM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 01:10 AM EDT 4.52 feet High Tide
Mon -- 06:00 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:22 AM EDT -0.25 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:18 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 02:00 PM EDT 3.90 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:25 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 08:30 PM EDT -0.05 feet Low Tide
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Mon -- 12:05 AM EDT Moonset
Mon -- 02:04 AM EDT 4.89 feet High Tide
Mon -- 05:59 AM EDT Sunrise
Mon -- 08:55 AM EDT -0.36 feet Low Tide
Mon -- 11:17 AM EDT Moonrise
Mon -- 02:43 PM EDT 4.31 feet High Tide
Mon -- 08:26 PM EDT Sunset
Mon -- 09:05 PM EDT -0.08 feet Low Tide
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