Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:25AM||Sunset 6:42PM||Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:14 AM EDT (11:14 UTC)||Moonrise 4:11AM||Moonset 4:51PM||Illumination 9%|
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|AMZ254 Coastal Waters From Little River Inlet To Murrells Inlet Sc Out 20 Nm- 312 Am Edt Tue Oct 17 2017 |
.small craft advisory in effect through this evening...
Today..NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt this afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Tonight..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Wed..NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Wed night..NE winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu..NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Thu night..NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.
Fri..NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sat..NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
|AMZ200 312 Am Edt Tue Oct 17 2017 |
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. Strong and expansive canadian high pressure will build across the waters through Wednesday. The center of the high will temporarily park itself across the western carolinas during the mid to late week period. The high's center will migrate to the ne states during this weekend with ridging continuing to extend across the carolinas.
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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
700 am edt Tue oct 17 2017
Canadian high pressure building into the mid-atlantic states
today will bring several days of cool, dry weather to the
carolinas. Temperatures should begin to warm up this weekend as
the high moves off the coast.
Near term through tonight
As of 300 am Tuesday... A somewhat potent mid level trough continues to move
eastward this morning as high pressure, centered across the
tennessee valley continues to build in. Some high level moisture
will continue to stream across the area for the next few hours, but
that should be about it. Soundings are very dry and do not support
any kind of thin convective clouds later today. So its high and dry
through the period. Highs today, with guidance tightly clustered
should be in the upper 60s. Wednesday's lows with still some
boundary level wind to contend with especially eastern areas should
be in the middle to lower 40s slightly higher southernmost
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night
As of 300 am Tuesday... Classic fall weather will remain in
place Wednesday and Thursday across the carolinas. The mid and
upper level flow should be northwesterly as a 700-500 mb ridge
develops across the lower mississippi valley. Subsidence
downstream of this ridge should support a surface high across
the mid-atlantic states and a well-defined subsidence inversion
across the carolinas. The only potential for cloud cover
through the period appears to be Wednesday night or early
Thursday as some thin maritime stratocumulus developing just
beneath that subsidence inversion could approach the coast. As
the surface high sinks southward later Thursday and Thursday
night any clouds should get squashed back offshore.
Models are in good agreement with highs (71-73 Wednesday and
75-77 Thursday) but only in fair agreement with lows given
differences in low-level winds and their impact on the strength
of the nighttime radiational inversion near the coast. My
forecast is on the low end of MOS guidance, especially near the
coast Wednesday night.
Long term Friday through Monday
As of 300 pm Monday... It will remain high and dry through much
of the period as one area of high pressure slips off the
northeast coast and another one takes hold over the southeast.
Will maintain a northerly flow throughout much of the period.
The pcp water values remain down near a half inch Fri with a
slight rise as winds come around to a more easterly direction
sat aftn. Any clouds or pcp over the waters should remain off
shore as winds stay parallel to the coast through Saturday, but
as coastal trough develops Sat night into Sunday may see greater
potential for clouds along the coast and some pcp, mainly over
coastal sc. At this time the pcp water begins to increase as
moisture profiles show an increase in shallow moisture below 4k
ft Sat night into Sun and increase in potential for higher
clouds through Sunday. The moisture returns just beyond the long
term period when a deep southerly return flow develops heading
into Monday as coastal trough warm front pushes on shore and
The temps will warm through the period as air mass modifies and
winds come around to a more easterly direction allowing for some|
moisture return off at the low levels. Min temps within a few
degrees of 50 Fri night will end up around 60 by early next
week. MAX temps will make a return to 80 or above over the
weekend. Overall temps will be running above normal once again.
Aviation 12z Tuesday through Saturday
As of 12z... High pressure will persist across the TAF sites for the
next 24 hours withVFR no cigs. Winds generally from 10-40 degrees
10-15 kt with gusts 20-25 kt, decreasing by afternoon. The only
potential... Albeit low... For low clouds would be at kilm after 09z
where thin maritime stratocumulus could develop as moisture gets
trapped just beneath a subsidence inversion.
Extended outlook... Possible MVFR CIGS thurs am. OtherwiseVFR.
Near term through tonight ...
as of 300 am Tuesday... Strong small craft conditions still
reside across the waters as expected. 41013 is reporting
sustained winds near 30 knots and seas are between 6-9 feet at
the buoys. Winds should decrease gradually through the period
ending up at 15-20 knots from the northeast by Wednesday
morning. Seas will follow suite but still remain elevated by the
end of the period with small craft conditions continuing.
Short term Wednesday through Thursday night ...
as of 300 am Tuesday... High pressure will remain situated
across the mid- atlantic states through the period. This should
maintain a 15-20 kt northeasterly wind across our coastal waters
Wednesday and Wednesday night. By Thursday night the center of
the high will begin to sag into north carolina, reducing the
pressure gradient across the area and allowing wind speeds to
fall to only 10 knots or so. Winds and seas will probably remain
high enough for the small craft advisory to remain posted
through the day Wednesday.
Long term Friday through Saturday ...
as of 300 pm Monday... Winds will become more easterly over the
weekend. The northerly surge will abate as winds diminish as
well, allowing for seas to subside to 2 to 4 ft Fri and sat.
Tides coastal flooding
As of 300 pm Monday... Astronomical tides are increasing as we
approach a new moon. This coupled with strong NE winds, may
breach minor coastal flooding thresholds at wrightsville beach
beginning today, and advisories may be needed along portions of
the coast the next several days. The same will be true of the
lower CAPE fear including the downtown wilmington area.
Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... Beach hazards statement through this evening for scz054-056.
Nc... Beach hazards statement through this evening for ncz106-108.
Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt Wednesday for amz250-252-
Small craft advisory until 9 pm edt this evening for amz254.
near term... Shk
short term... Tra
long term... Rgz
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|WATS1 - Lake Wateree, SC||53 mi||45 min||N 6 G 8||51°F|
|MROS1 - 8661070 - Springmaid Pier, SC||55 mi||45 min||1022.3 hPa|
Wind History for Springmaid Pier, SC(wind in knots) EDIT (on/off)  Help
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|Florence - Florence Regional Airport, SC||4 mi||22 min||NNE 8||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||44°F||86%||1024.7 hPa|
|Marion County Airport, SC||22 mi||20 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Fair||0°F||0°F||%||1024.7 hPa|
|Darlington, Darlington County Jetport Airport, SC||23 mi||19 min||N 6||10.00 mi||Fair||48°F||43°F||83%||1026.1 hPa|
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Tue -- 12:27 AM EDT 2.27 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:09 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 06:52 AM EDT 0.34 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 07:24 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 12:58 PM EDT 2.24 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:50 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 06:41 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 07:13 PM EDT 0.22 feet Low Tide
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Tue -- 01:36 AM EDT 1.56 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:08 AM EDT Moonrise
Tue -- 07:22 AM EDT Sunrise
Tue -- 08:03 AM EDT 0.15 feet Low Tide
Tue -- 02:08 PM EDT 1.55 feet High Tide
Tue -- 05:48 PM EDT Moonset
Tue -- 06:39 PM EDT Sunset
Tue -- 08:24 PM EDT 0.06 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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