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Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Sunrise 6:33AMSunset 7:48PM Thursday April 19, 2018 5:40 AM EDT (09:40 UTC) Moonrise 8:26AMMoonset 10:47PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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- 314 Am Edt Thu Apr 19 2018
.small craft advisory in effect through this afternoon...
Today..SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft this afternoon.
Tonight..N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight.
Fri..N winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.
Fri night..N winds 10 kt, becoming ne 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
Sat..NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Sat night..E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Sun..E winds 10 to 15 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain through the night.
Mon..E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft, building to 8 to 11 ft. A chance of rain through the day, then rain likely through the night.
AMZ200 314 Am Edt Thu Apr 19 2018
Synopsis for coastal waters from surf city north carolina to south santee river south carolina out to 20 nautical miles.. A cold strong cold front will move across the waters this evening. High pressure will pass by well to the north over the weekend while low pressure approaches early next week.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, NC
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national weather service wilmington nc
416 am edt Thu apr 19 2018

Synopsis
A tight surface pressure gradient ahead of a cold front today
will produce gusty southwest to west winds today. The cold front
is expected to move across the area during this afternoon and
finally pushing off the coast by or during early this evening.

In it's wake, high pressure centered over the great lakes will
ridge across the area tonight thru Friday and likely persisting
thru much of the upcoming weekend. A slow moving area of low
pressure and beneficial rains will approach from the gulf coast
states late Sunday and slowly move across the region Monday
thru Tuesday.

Near term through tonight
As of 330 am Thursday... Blustery conditions continue this
morning as expected as strong low level jetting persists across
the region. A cold front, currently located in western north
carolina will move somewhat rapidly to the east today and be
offshore by late this afternoon. Some guidance is painting a
little QPF with the system but it seems remote at best with the
dry profiles. High temperatures will quickly surge again today
mainly along the coast where the warm prefrontal air will have
more residence time. A few more mid level clouds may impact
readings as well. Expect highs similar to Wednesday's along the
coast although probably a degree or two cooler. Inland it will
be a much different story as cold air advection commences and
highs will struggle to the upper 70s. Clear skies tonight with
blustery conditions. Lows will be much different with upper 30s
to near 40 inland and in the lower to middle 40s along the
coast.

Short term Friday through Saturday night
As of 330 am Thursday... No pcpn this period. Just cool high
pressure ridging across the area from the great lakes Fri thru
sat and into sun. Low rhs thru the atm column, and aided by the
scouring effect from W to NW downslope winds off the
appalachians will result with no clouds Fri thru most of sat
resulting in blue skies and sunshine each day and a clear fri
night. High level clouds ie. Cirrus will push across the area
either late Sat or may hold off until Sat night.

With high pressure having it's origin across central canada,
expect temperatures thruout this period to run up to 10 degrees
below normal for both maxes and mins of these 2 days and
nights. Sat morning lows may drop into the upper 30s across
those sheltered locations inland. If winds decouple early sat
morning then the possibility of frost development may occur if
mins drop even lower.

Long term Sunday through Wednesday
As of 300 pm Wednesday... Temperatures will remain below climatology
through the period while the weather becomes increasingly
unsettled. The Saturday through Sunday should be rain-free as
high pressure is passing by to our north. As this happens a
cutoff upper low will move across the gulf states leading to
cyclogenesis. Clouds and perhaps rain will then overspread the
region Sunday night. With the high holding on to our north there
will be a good overrunning surface with warm advection over the
top. This will favor an appreciable QPF event, especially
paired with the overall slow motion of the system; so much so
that rain may last into Wednesday.

Aviation 08z Thursday through Monday
As of 06z...VFR conditions should prevail through the period.

Gusty winds will be an issue once again Thursday with a wind
shift from west to east later in the day. This courtesy of a dry
cold front moving across.

Extended outlook...VFR through Sunday. MVFR is possible at time
Monday with rain in the area.

Marine
Near term through Thursday ...

as of 330 am Thursday... Winds and seas remain in small
craft criteria this morning and should do so for the better
part of the day today. Strong low level jetting will keep a
southwest flow of just over 20 knots knots across the waters
ahead of a cold front that moves across the waters this evening.

Tonight a northwest flow will quickly develop and veer to
northeast with force (20-25 knots) by early Friday. Seas will
remain just in small craft criteria lowering late this afternoon
before increasing once again early Friday.

Short term Thursday night through Friday night ...

as of 330 am Thursday... SCA conditions likely at the start of
this period as north to northeast winds peak in the morning at
15 to 25 kt and drop relatively quickly to 10 to 15 kt during
fri afternoon. A bubble high may temporarily develop across the
area Fri night which will further reduce winds to around 10 kt.

This bubble high will wash out as ridging from the high's center
over the great lakes re-asserts itself across the area waters
resulting with ne-ene winds around 15 kt.

Significant seas will peak at the start of this period with 3 to
6 foot seas. As winds slowly diminish this period, significant
seas will follow suit especially with no real ground swell to
affect the local waters. Thus wind driven waves at 4 to 6 second
periods will dominate this period.

Long term Saturday through Monday ...

as of 300 pm Monday... Large area of high pressure passing by to
our north over the weekend. Initially this will bring fairly
light NE winds but as the high moves farther east and an area of
low pressure approaches the flow will turn easterly and wind
will accelerate. Conditions should deteriorate to advisory
levels Sunday night. Additionally some fairly heavy rain will
lead to considerable visibility restrictions adding to the
hazard level of the marine environment.

Ilm watches warnings advisories
Sc... None.

Nc... None.

Marine... Small craft advisory until 6 pm edt this evening for amz250-
252-254-256.

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


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
JMPN7 - 8658163 - Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach, NC 0 mi41 min SW 16 G 19 67°F 60°F1009.2 hPa (-0.6)
41110 - Masonboro Inlet, NC 6 mi41 min 59°F4 ft
41038 - ILM2 - 5 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 6 mi33 min SW 16 G 21 64°F 60°F1009.1 hPa
WLON7 9 mi41 min 65°F 64°F1009 hPa (-0.6)
41037 - ILM3 - 27 miles SE of Wrightsville Beach, NC 27 mi33 min SW 23 G 33 67°F 64°F1010.1 hPa
41108 36 mi41 min 60°F7 ft
41064 45 mi33 min SW 19 G 27 68°F 66°F1009.2 hPa
SSBN7 45 mi79 min 3 ft
41024 - Sunset Nearshore (SUN 2) 45 mi33 min WSW 16 G 21 64°F 61°F1010.2 hPa
41159 45 mi41 min 66°F9 ft

Wind History for Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Wilmington International Airport, NC8 mi48 minSW 1110.00 miFair66°F52°F61%1009.1 hPa
Brunswick County Airport, NC24 mi46 minSW 10 G 1510.00 miFair62°F55°F80%1010.5 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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Wrightsville Beach
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Thu -- 04:34 AM EDT     -0.57 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 06:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:26 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 10:31 AM EDT     3.57 feet High Tide
Thu -- 04:34 PM EDT     -0.64 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:45 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:05 PM EDT     4.53 feet High Tide
Thu -- 11:46 PM EDT     Moonset
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3.72.51.30.2-0.5-0.50.112.133.53.532.21.10.1-0.5-0.6-012.33.44.24.5

Tide / Current Tables for Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington
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Thu -- 12:06 AM EDT     5.21 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:35 AM EDT     Sunrise
Thu -- 07:40 AM EDT     0.17 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 09:27 AM EDT     Moonrise
Thu -- 12:52 PM EDT     4.41 feet High Tide
Thu -- 07:35 PM EDT     0.21 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 07:46 PM EDT     Sunset
Thu -- 11:47 PM EDT     Moonset
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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5.25.14.63.82.91.910.30.212.53.74.34.44.23.52.61.60.80.30.312.54.1

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