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Marine Weather and Tides
Wrightsville 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 6:26AMSunset 7:52PM Friday April 26, 2019 1:54 AM EDT (05:54 UTC) Moonrise 12:59AMMoonset 11:18AM Illumination 58% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 21 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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AMZ250 Coastal Waters From Surf City To Cape Fear Nc Out 20 Nm- 1247 Am Edt Fri Apr 26 2019
.small craft advisory in effect from 10 am edt this morning through this evening...
Rest of tonight..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers late.
Fri..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri night..W winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming nw 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
Sat..NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt, becoming sw 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 ft in the afternoon.
Sat night..SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sun..SW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Mon..E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming se 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Tue..S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
AMZ200 1247 Am Edt Fri Apr 26 2019
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A cold front will approach Friday and moves through Friday evening, with small craft advisory conditions, Thunderstorms and shifting winds expected. High pressure returns for Saturday before another front impacts the area later Sunday and early Monday.


7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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Fxus62 kilm 260058
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area forecast discussion
national weather service wilmington nc
858 pm edt Thu apr 25 2019

Synopsis
Fair and mild weather overnight, ahead of a cold front on
Friday bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms, a few
could be strong with damaging wind gusts Friday. Cooler and
drier air to move in Saturday with sunshine on tap, with a
noticeable warming trend Sunday. A mainly dry cold front will
cross the coast Sunday night with cooling Monday. A warm up
to slightly above normal is expected for a good portion of
next week.

Near term through Friday
As of 900 pm Thursday... Latest near-term weather grid updates
from top performing close range models, have not changed the
forecast and timing of rain a great deal, morning showers,
slight chance of a TSTM off the water early, then isolated to
scattered tstms Friday afternoon to early evening, ahead of a
cold front in moderate warming, slightly hindered by clouds.

Goes data supports idea of mostly cloudy skies overnight, to
bring mild nocturnal temp values, 64-67 inland, 67-70 coast.

As of 525 pm Thursday... Main concern this period thunderstorm
chances for Friday, with some severe storms possible of
producing damaging wind gusts within the strongest storms. Main
dynamics look the best in the morning when surface heating is at
a minimum based on model soundings across the area, but lifting
with the front and available shear in the 0-6 km profile are
suggestive of potential for severe thunderstorms to develop. The
latest projected soundings also show a decent amount of dry air
aloft, translating into potential for severe wind
gusts... Although models have swayed a bit on which level the dry
air will be located. All parameters considered, many do not
line up together for the same time frame, as of this writing.

Any chances for alignment could increase chances for severe
thunderstorms, but main areas of concern are for north carolina
locations and northward.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue through the day Friday
with gusty winds, and the front will exit the area by Friday
evening ending precipitation chances.

Short term Friday night through Saturday night
As of 330 pm Thursday... Showers and thunderstorms exit Friday
evening as the cold front passes across the region. High
pressure returns for the weekend with cooler conditions than
the past several days, but with highs closer to normal in the
mid to upper 70s on Saturday. No precipitation is expected
Saturday and Saturday night.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
As of 330 pm Thursday... Weak cold front moves into the area
late sun, with minimal disruption to flow aloft. In fact mid-
level pattern remains pretty flat and do wonder if the front
ends up stalled north of the area. Surface high off the coast
starts to expand back toward the coast Mon and by Tue 5h ridge
starts to build north. All signs point to a dry period with only
a slight chance of isolated showers late sun.

-weak cold front moves toward the area later sun, becoming
little more than a wind shift Sun night.

-front starts to dissipate Mon as bermuda high expands west
-temps above climo for much of the period, highs Mon could be
the only exception if the front moves south of the area.

Aviation 01z Friday through Tuesday
As of 0z... .PredominantlyVFR this forecast period, with brief MVFR
conditions possible due to decreased visibility in heavier
precipitation storms. Scattered cirrus across the area will increase
in coverage before mid-level clouds move in by early morning, followed
by low level clouds tomorrow afternoon ahead of approaching cold front.

Chance of scattered storms overnight through tomorrow before the
front arrives, though this coverage may be very limited. Best chances
for precipitation arrives around 18z tomorrow with the front, clearing
the area around end of TAF period. Chance of isolated thunderstorm
tomorrow morning through evening, with chance of a severe wind gust or
two, but not confident enough for either to occur at a specific
terminal so have kept out of the tafs for now. Southerlies around 10kt
overnight veer to strong southwesterlies tomorrow ahead of front with
sustained around 15kts and gusts in the 20s. Winds become westerly at
end of period behind front.

Extended outlook... BorderlineVFR MVFR conditions as a cold front
pushes through our area.VFR returns on Saturday and will be
predominantlyVFR through end of period.

Marine
As of 900 pm Thursday... The ocean is waking up, agitated by
stirrings winds that mean business, from the s-ssw. Response
from this, increasing s-ssw waves Friday, reaching 5-7 feet by
Friday afternoon. As such, advisory flags flapping in the stiff
south breezes for a roughening sea state. The advisory may be
dropped by daybreak Saturday, as winds undergo easing trends.

As of 555 pm Thursday... Sub-small craft advisory conditions
tonight with high pressure centered SE of the area and a cold
front west of the area. 10-15 kt SW winds this morning increase
to 15-20 kt this aftn tonight with seas up to 3-4 ft.

Approaching cold front will bring increased winds, so concerns
for small craft operating offshore Friday are likely with
increased winds, waves, and thunderstorms. Small craft advisory
Friday into Friday night.

Strong offshore flow in the wake of a cold front and associated mid-
level trough will likely maintain small craft advisory conditions,
mainly seas over 6 ft, across the waters into early sat. Winds back
from northwest Sat morning to southwest in the afternoon as the
center of the high slips south of the area. Winds drops under 10 kt
sat with seas also trending down. As early as daybreak Sat seas will
be 2 to 4 ft, dropping to 2 ft or less in the afternoon.

Southwest flow increases Sun as gradient becomes more defined and
weak cold front moves into the area. Solid 15 kt expected sun
afternoon with flow becoming light and northerly as a weak front
moves into the area. Still some uncertainty late in the period,
whether or not the boundary pushes south of the waters, followed by
northeast flow. Gradient does not look very impressive either way
and speeds are likely to be around 10 kt. Seas build to 3 to 4 ft
later Sun and stay 3 to 4 ft mon.

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... Beach hazards statement from 6 am edt Friday through Friday
evening for scz054-056.

Nc... Beach hazards statement from 6 am edt Friday through Friday
evening for ncz106-108-110.

High rip current risk from 6 am edt Friday through Friday
evening for ncz110.

Marine... Small craft advisory from 10 am Friday to midnight edt Friday
night for amz250-252-254-256.

Synopsis... 8
near term... Mck
short term... Mck
long term... Mck
aviation... Vao


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 0 mi43 min SW 15 G 17 72°F 68°F1012.2 hPa
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 6 mi47 min WSW 14 G 18 69°F 68°F1012.2 hPa
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 6 mi25 min 68°F3 ft
WLON7 9 mi43 min 71°F 69°F1012.3 hPa
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 27 mi47 min WSW 14 G 18 70°F 69°F1012.4 hPa
41108 36 mi25 min 68°F3 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 45 mi47 min WSW 7.8 G 14 68°F 68°F1012.2 hPa
41064 45 mi47 min WSW 12 G 16 71°F 70°F1012.1 hPa
41159 45 mi25 min 70°F4 ft

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wilmington International Airport, NC8 mi62 minSW 1110.00 miFair71°F57°F63%1012.3 hPa
Brunswick County Airport, NC24 mi75 minSW 410.00 miFair69°F64°F87%1013.2 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Wrightsville Beach
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Fri -- 01:34 AM EDT     3.64 feet High Tide
Fri -- 01:58 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 06:27 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 08:09 AM EDT     0.45 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:18 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 02:01 PM EDT     2.90 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:19 PM EDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 07:50 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 08:12 PM EDT     0.48 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.13.63.63.22.51.81.10.60.50.60.91.52.22.72.92.72.31.71.10.70.50.611.6

Tide / Current Tables for Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington
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Fri -- 01:59 AM EDT     Moonrise
Fri -- 03:51 AM EDT     4.23 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:27 AM EDT     Sunrise
Fri -- 10:36 AM EDT     0.37 feet Low Tide
Fri -- 12:18 PM EDT     Moonset
Fri -- 04:22 PM EDT     3.74 feet High Tide
Fri -- 06:19 PM EDT     Last Quarter
Fri -- 07:51 PM EDT     Sunset
Fri -- 10:40 PM EDT     0.52 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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